APV Completes State-Of-The-Art Manufacturing Plant

12.09.2006

APV is proud to announce the completion of its US$5m purpose-built manufacturing plant in Xidu, Shanghai. The factory will manufacture and assemble world-class engineered components including pumps, valves and other fabricated products for the Chinese market.

The new factory will provide superior delivery and cost effective components to this rapidly growing market. APV China has been supplying locally assembled plate heat exchangers from its Shunyi factory since 1997.

Located in Xidu, Shanghai in China, the new factory will house production, design, engineering, sales and service offices and the new business will provide complete end-to-end components and engineering solutions to the dairy, beverage, brewery and other selected industries.

Chris Shelley, APV Global Vice President Business Development, commented: “We know Asia Pacific, and in particular China, is the fastest growing economy in the world and by having this new production unit in China, we will give our local customers faster access to our products and services. Our China operation already has established in-house design and project engineers and managers addressing the needs of the local market. APV has grown the Asia Pacific business from less than 15% to 25% of group sales over the past two years, yet have less than 5% of manufacturing resources in the region, so this is a logical step for APV to provide our customers in China and Asia Pacific customers with world-class components, technology and solutions produced engineered and executed locally.”

Hui Hao Yu, Managing Director of APV China, commented: “We see great potential in China and the new factory will provide our customers with locally manufactured, world class products. Our customers can now locally source the same APV quality products enabling them to significantly reduce operating costs and lead times.”

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