HOERBIGER to build new plant in China

30 November 2022

An artist’s rendering of the new HOERBIGER plant in Changzhou from a bird’s eye view. (Image: HOERBIGER.)

HOERBIGER has broken ground on a new plant in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.

The company’s operations for both the Compression Division and Safety Business Unit for HOERBIGER China will be located together at the new location, the company said.

The new building will be completed by the end of 2023 and will provide space for more than 250 employees. In the future, all HOERBIGER products from our Compression and Safety groups will be manufactured in this new facility, the company said.

“HOERBIGER opened its first production site in China more than 27 years ago and our production in Changzhou began in 2009. We’re pleased to strengthen our commitment to our Chinese operations with this groundbreaking ceremony for our new Changzhou facility. China is one of our most important markets and continues to offer high potential for the long-term growth of our business in the region,” said Wolfgang Sautter, CEO Compression Division at HOERBIGER.

“HOERBIGER’s business engagement in China has recorded substantial growth in the past decades, which we want to continue. However, with our current infrastructure, we have reached the limits of our space requirements. The attractive offering and the support of the local government of Changzhou, as well as the synergies with other parts of our company, which are already based here, were decisive for the new location,” said Zuwang Yang, Head of Regional Unit China at HOERBIGER.

“With the new plant, we will also be in the position to address future trends in the Chinese market. These includes solutions for hydrogen mobility, for the emissions reduction, and digitalization. Therefore, we count on our local expertise with local product development, sales, engineering and production, which is close to our customers,” said Wolfgang Sautter.

HOERBIGER is active throughout the world in the energy sector, the process industry, the automotive industry, the mechanical engineering sector, in safety engineering, and in the electrical industry. In 2021, its 5,862 employees achieved sales of 1.119 billion euros in 131 locations across 46 countries.

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