National Machinery's New China Company Opens Large Facility in Suzhou
Over 300 guests attended the red-ribbon cutting ceremony of National Machinery's
new Chinese sister company and its facility in Suzhou. This celebration
of the founding of NM Group Technologies (Suzhou), was part of a 2-day
open house held late last month for the official opening of the company's
4,000 square meter plant in the Suzhou New District. Visitors from Japan,
India, Singapore and Taiwan journeyed to the event, as well as Chinese
company representatives from several provinces, braving near torrential
rain in the morning on a very inclement day for travel.
National Machinery CEO and owner Andrew H. Kalnow stated, "We are
very proud to be the first and only Western company in the business of
cold forming machinery to establish a manufacturing and service facility
in China. We are committed to helping Chinese fastener companies jump
forward in their technology and production capabilities in what perhaps
is the most rapid and greatest industrial revolution in history."
Dignitaries on hand included Mr. Feng, Chairman of the China Fastener
Association, and also Ms. Eileen Wang, Vice Chairman of the Suzhou New
District development zone. Mr. Feng, who is also General Manager of Shanghai
Shangbiao Fastener Co., praised National Machinery for its technical leadership
and commitment to serve customers located in China.
In his speech, Kalnow explained: "Today's global marketplace demands
quality, not just value. This is particularly true in today's automotive
industry. Quality and safety go hand-in-hand with style, function, and
price." Citing National Machinery's history of design innovation,
he noted that the company's leading machine line, called FORMAX, is used
around the world by top suppliers of automotive quality precision fasteners
and cold formed parts.
The new facility in Suzhou is operated by NM Group Technologies, a wholly
owned subsidiary of NM Group Global LLC, which is also the parent company
for National Machinery LLC and Cleaning Technologies Group, Inc. (CTG).
The Suzhou facility is designed to serve as a platform for the various
group companies and affiliates of NM Group Global. Later this year, the
Blackstone-Ney division of CTG will begin manufacture in Suzhou of components
for its ultrasonic cleaning units which are used in the electronics, semiconductor,
and medical industries. The Ransohoff division of CTG, which manufactures
industrial use parts cleaning equipment, also plans to set up in Suzhou.
However, at this time the Suzhou facility is primarily dedicated to being
a key sales and service center for the China and Asian market for National
Machinery. NM Group Technologies will maintain a permanent demonstration
of the world's leading technology in cold forming with its high precision
FORMAX® line of multi-die cold headers. In addition to sales demonstrations,
NM Group Technologies will provide training, repair parts and service
from this facility. This commitment to local and regional service and
support follows National's philosophy of global customer service, as the
larger capabilities of the Suzhou facility will supplement existing local
service centers in Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan.
Contact information for the NMGT facility can be found at www.nationalmachinery.com.