SMS Meer expands workshop in Shanghai
SMS Meer Engineering China (SMEC) has expanded its workshop capacity in Shanghai, China. Through the new facilities, SMS Meer will largely strengthen its capacity to serve its Chinese customers.
The expansion represents a total investment of 10 million EUR. It covers a total floor area of 12,500 square meters. Among others, the SMEC team produces components for wire rod and tube plants, forging and finishing equipment, and also offers services including installation, site management as well as the entire portfolio of after sales products. SMEC plans to increase its workforce to 500 employees by adding engineers, service and production specialists. The opening ceremony, held March 18, was attended by 200 important leaders from the Chinese steel industry and local government officials.
Fully convinced of China’s future development
The Chinese market has an enormous potential for growth. China is dedicated to industrial solutions on environmental protection and energy saving through advanced technology. Chinese plant operators demand for innovative solutions that allow for true competitive advantages in global competition. They are transforming their business models from quantity to quality. SMS Meer is fully committed to support customers in China during this process.
Quality and efficiency will become more important
Quality of the products and efficiency in the processes are becoming more important and will therefore change the requirements for the equipment.
Zuo-Guo Xiao, CEO of SMEC, says: “SMEC truly offers German technology in China. We are supported by our global experienced colleagues and technicians to guarantee our service capability. The workshop expansion will bring nearly doubled capacity to SMEC and we will be more capable to act on the Chinese market.”
SMS Siemag AG and SMS Meer GmbH are both companies of SMS group which, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.