Haver & Boecker’s Chinese subsidiary outgrew its original office and has moved to a bigger space in Tianjin to be closer to its customers. The company links all the group’s technologies and can provide tailored machines and solutions to suit customers’ needs. In addition to the final assembly of packing machines for solid bulk materials and filling machines for liquid and pasty products, Haver Technologies in Tianjin (HTT) is also specialised in silo components, conveyor belts, foreign material screening machines, truck loading systems and palletisers.
The commercial space the company rented in Shenzen (as Haver Ibau Shenzhen) became too small for the growing demand. The company therefore opted for a new building in the emerging north region.
“Our focus was on finding an ideal location with respect to customer closeness, ideal infrastructure, qualified personnel and good suppliers, and so we ended up in Tianjin,” said Ron Garthoff, Managing Director of HTT. Being located so close to its customers enables HTT to guarantee that 95% of machines produced by the company can be delivered within 24 hours. Service visits will also be done in the shortest possible time. Tianjin offers the ideal infrastructure: one of China’s largest seaports and an international airport, as well as a network of motorways and Beijing airport nearby.
The new office was built in just 10 months and comprises a two-storey 1300 m3 building on a total area of 13 300 m2. There is also the possibility to add a production and warehouse facility with an area of 4500 m2 and a further 2000 m2 building in future.
The new location of Haver Technologies (Tianjin) in northern China offers excellent framework conditions with respect to closeness to the customers, infrastructure, qualified personnel and good suppliers.
The new location is supplemented by a Research + Development Center that is based on the R+D-Center at the German headquarters in Oelde, Germany. Here, HTT can design and determine the right machines and filling technology on site.
The most important employees of the former Haver subsidiary Haver Ibau Shenzhen provided support with the move and have also switched to the new location. “We kept our expertise and so we were able to start immediately with the production at the new location – important because of the very good incoming orders situation,” said Garthoff, who assessed the start in Tianjin as extremely positive.
The plans for the site are impressive. By the end of the year, the number of employees will grow from 60 to 75. The team of technicians will also be strengthened significantly. A doubling of the sales turnover is projected by 2017.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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