New Shanghai HQ for EDI China
A new 5000 square metre facility opening in Shanghai on 1 August 2012 will substantially expand EDI China’s product and service offering to customers in China, enable local manufacture of value added extrusion die systems and include significantly greater production capacity and additional technical staff.
“The new operation will enable EDI China to offer high quality film, sheet and extrusion coating dies designed by EDI engineers in the US, built right here in China and sold at competitive prices on short lead times,” explains general manager Jason Q. Yin. “Our customers will have ready access to local EDI China technical sales and support specialists as well as an expanded aftermarket program including remanufacturing, system enhancements and services such as spare parts and on site technical support.”
The locally built dies will range from basic systems to those with value added features including automatic profile control. More complex high end systems will continue to be designed and manufactured in the US.
“The new facility will enable us to grow with our customers, meeting their needs as they transition to more sophisticated extrusion systems,” comments director of marketing Kelly Harings-Mrozinski.
“We already maintain a similar operation in Germany and our long range plan is to establish more local facilities in other regions of the world.”
Additional capacity to be installed at the facility will include the latest technology in high-speed machining systems and a climate controlled precision grinding operation.
“We expect to expand our staff to 50 by the first quarter of 2013 including technical sales, field service, quality management and process engineering specialists,”concludes global aftermarket manager Scott G. Smith.
In addition to dies, the new facility will supply feedblocks and ancillary equipment. Aftermarket services will be available for dies of all types whether built in Shanghai or at EDI’s world headquarters in the US.
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