Maag, a worldwide-leading manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, filtration systems and pulverizers for use in the plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, recently announced the opening of two new facilities that will serve the Chinese market.
The first is a new 4,000 m2 facility in the Jiading District of Shanghai. This larger, more spacious facility will help Maag better showcase its portfolio of pelletizer, gear pump and pulverizer products to its customers in this market, as well as highlight the capabilities of its Gala and RE Scheer brands. The facility will include production for Maag’s pumps and pelletizers as well as offices for its sales, service and after sales support. The new facility currently houses 80 employees and features the largest rotor-regrinding center in China, with the ability to process up to 2,000 rotors per year. This will all enable Maag to offer better, more complete service and solutions to its customers.
To unveil the new facility, an open house was held for its customers and the local business community on Nov. 1. Among those attending were Ueli Thuerig, President of Maag and Paul Merich, Vice President and General Manager of Maag in Greater China.
“We are excited to take this next step in the Chinese market as we bring our excellent products, service and solutions closer to our customers,” said Merich in his opening remarks. “We have built this facility with the intention of bringing global manufacturing quality and expertise to China.”
The second facility is a brand-new rotor-regrinding center in the city of Guangzhou, which will introduce Maag’s high-quality rotor-regrinding services to its large client base in the south of China. The rotor-regrinding center will offer the same high level of quality and service as that found in the Shanghai facility and Maag’s other grinding centers around the world. In addition, an applications/technical lab is being set up at the facility, which will allow hands-on demonstrations of all Maag products, including those from Maag, Gala and RE Scheer. Finally, the facility will be home to a new sales office for the region.
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank the members of our staff here in China who have worked extremely hard over the past months to make these new facilities in Shanghai and Guangzhou possible,” concluded Merich.
For more information on Maag and its various product lines, please visit maag.com.
Maag is the worldwide leading manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, filtration systems and pulverizers for demanding applications in the plastics, chemical, petrochemical and food industries. Maag develops, manufactures and distributes innovative, customized solutions for complete pump and pelletizing systems – with the expertise based on its long-term industrial tradition since 1910.
Maag is known around the globe as a pioneer and technology leader in the development and manufacture of gear pumps and complete system solutions tailored to customer needs. The company has for decades been renowned for the quality and innovative technology of its pelletizing solutions. Gala Industries, as well as Reduction Engineering Scheer, recently joined the Maag family and extend the product portfolio with pulverizers and additional pelletizing systems.
Maag manufactures in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, USA and China, with additional sales offices in France, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, India, Thailand and Brazil, and employs more than 1,000 staff. It is represented in the markets with its brands “Maag Pump & Filtration Systems“, “Automatik Scheer Strand Pelletizers“, “Gala Automatik Underwater Pelletizers“ and “Reduction Pulverizing Systems“.