The new location of Haver Technologies (Tianjin) in northern China
Haver Technologies (Tianjin)/HTT in China, part of the Haver & Boecker group, says that it now offers a full product range after moving to its new location.
The Chinese subsidiary links all the group’s technologies and is entering markets as a total systems supplier with increased strength, with the objective of providing tailored machines and solutions to suit the customers’ needs and to significantly broaden the product range.
In addition to the final assembly of packing machines for solid bulk materials and filling machines for liquid and pasty products, the company is also specialised in silo components, conveyor belts, foreign material screening machines, truck loading systems and palletisers.
The commercial space rented in Shenzen in southern China became too small and was no longer able to keep pace with the growing demand. The decision for a new building in the emerging north region was an easy one.
“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,” says Ron Garthoff, managing director of HTT.
A large part of the cement industry and numerous companies in the mineral processing technology are already located in this large region, and currently China’s largest chemical hub is being developed there.
In just ten months a two-storey 1,300m² office building with space for approximately 45 employees was built on a total area of 13,300m² and there is also the possibility for a production and warehouse facility with an area of 4,500m².
The new location is supplemented by a R&D centre that is based on the centre at the German headquarters in Oelde.
The potential for growth is enormous: The number of employees will grow from 60 to 75 by year’s end, and the team of technicians will be strengthened significantly. Due to the significantly increased demand for premium value, environmentally friendly and automated solutions in China, a doubling of the sales turnover is planned by 2017, says Garthoff.