L’Orange plans to set up new production facility in Ningbo
Posted on December 03, 2013
L’Orange GmbH is planning to open up a new production facility in the City of Ningbo in Eastern China in 2014.
- Production site in China close to customers
- Fuel injection pumps and valves for Chinese manufacturer of large engines
Stuttgart/Ningbo December 3, 2013. L’Orange GmbH is planning to open up a new production facility in the City of Ningbo in Eastern China in 2014. This will enable the specialist for high-pressure fuel injection systems and a subsidiary of the Tognum Group to expand its presence on the Asian market in order to improve its response to customer requirements and the demands of the market in Asia. This will be the first production facility L’Orange has set up abroad.
L’Orange will be moving into an existing production building in the “German Industrial Park“ in Ningbo, which offers optimum prerequisites as a result of the excellent transport links, the immediate vicinity of the Shanghai Technology Centre and L’Orange’s existing location in Suzhou. As of the third quarter in 2014, fuel injection pumps and valves will be assembled in the facility, which covers an area of some 3,000 square metres, for manufacturers of large marine and power generation engines in China. The majority of the precision parts required for assembly in the facility will be manufactured in the L’Orange plants in Germany. At the start of production, approximately 10 workers will be employed in the Chinese facility. It is planned to increase the size of the workforce up to 40 at a later date.
Since as early as 1994, L’Orange has sold its high-tech products for large engines to Chinese customers and in 2009 set up a sales office in Suzhou. This means that L’Orange has already established a contact point for many customers and cooperation partners in China. ”A German premium brand offering high quality and innovative technology – that is L’Orange in Asia. A frequent request from customers has primarily been for us to expand our local services. We are pleased to be able to do just that with this new facility in Ningbo,“ said the Managing Director of L’Orange, Dr. Ralph-Michael Schmidt. A production facility located in such an important region makes it easier for us to work with customers and partners, and reduces delivery times. L’Orange products are expected to meet the same quality standards worldwide, of course – regardless of whether they are manufactured in China or Germany. “The high-quality components that are to be assembled now in our first production facility abroad will be the basis for achieving a high market share in Asia,“ said Ralph-Michael Schmidt during the Marintech trade fair in Shanghai, at which L’Orange is displaying its range of products.
“The two facilities in Suzhou and Ningbo will complement each other and thus created significant added value for all our customers and partners,“ commented Schmidt. “L’Orange is developing into a regional partner in China with intercultural understanding and can be reached around the clock,“ said Schmidt.