Linde Hydraulics has opened a new plant in Weifang, a city on the east coast of China with a population of nine million inhabitants.
After the branch in Xiamen, this is the first Linde Hydraulics plant with extensive production in Asia. Parallel to the expansion of production and installation, a sales and service center was established and opened at the beginning of the year.
The employees at the new plant were specially trained for their new tasks for over one and a half years at the Linde Hydraulics location in Xiamen; further training units were carried out at both the new location in Weifang and in Aschaffenburg. The service, sales and application engineers were also trained by the Linde Hydraulics Training Center in Aschaffenburg.
Sun Shaojun, Executive President of Weichai Power said, “Today’s production start-up marks the beginning of a new journey for the development of Linde Hydraulics’ business in China. We are very pleased to be able to actively assist
Linde Hydraulics in its further steps in the Asian market. I am sure that our joint commitment will enable Linde Hydraulics to fully meet its objectives.”
The new plant will be operated by Linde Hydraulics (China) Co., Ltd, which was formed in a joint venture between Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG (51%) and Wechai Power Co., Ltd (49%) in March 2015.