Chinese Pump Manufacturer Looks for Sales Channels in Iraq


Shanghai Kaiquan Pump, one of the leading pump manufacturers in China, will join more than 1,000 suppliers from around the world to display products at a Kuwait trade show, which will center on reconstruction of Iraq.

The market estimated to be worth US$150 billion. Most of the major rebuilding projects in Iraq have been monopolized by big American conglomerates. And they are likely to sub-contract the projects to some European counterparts. However, Chinese participants are upbeat on the market potential as well as the competitive edge of their products.

More than 1,100 companies from 45 countries and regions have registered to participate in the Middle East fair which will cover an exhibition area of 12,000 square meters. Most of them are companies from the United States and Europe. The Chinese delegation will contain sixteen companies.

Shanghai Kaiquan Pump (Group) Co Ltd, one of the four Shanghai companies taking part in the exhibition and China's biggest pump manufacturer, is ready to try its luck in war-ravaged Iraq.

"Our products are used for construction and will be in high demand during Iraqi reconstruction," said Jiang Lan, an official with Kaiquan. "It's a good opportunity for us to test the market and establish trade channels there."

Shanghai KaiQuan Pump (Group) Co., Ltd. is a group company which focused on design, manufacturing and sales of varies pumps, water supply equipments and the control system of the pumps. The total assets of Shanghai KaiQuan Pump (Group) Co., Ltd. is about USD 50 million. With 7 enterprises located in two KaiQuan industrial area, 3500 employees and the total sales of USD 58 million in 2002, Shanghai KaiQuan is the largest pump group in China. The total sales of Shanghai KaiQuan in 2003 is expected to 100 million US Dollars.

Source: KQ Group

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