KTR opening a new cooler production plant in China
From the beginning of 2019 multimedia coolers for mobile machines as well as oil/air coolers for stationary hydraulics will be manufactured there.
The manufacture of the first prototypes in the new manufacturing hall covering a surface of approx. 9,000 m² in Jiaxing, about 100 kilometres southwest of Shanghai, started in October 2018. The processing of roughly 200 tons of aluminium per month into high-quality cooling systems being used as multimedia coolers in construction and agricultural machinery or oil/air coolers in stationary hydraulics has been scheduled. For that purpose KTR invested in state-of-the-art machinery.
Nicola Warning, KTR’s CEO: „We will be in a position to produce even small batches via highly automated processes and consequently at a consistently high quality level in this plant.“ A prerequisite is the close cooperation of design engineers and developers at KTR’s headquarters with the manufacturing specialists in Jiaxing. „The engineering of the high-performance coolers will take place in Rheine now as before – this holds true both for special manufactures and standard solutions“, Warning underlines, supplementing: „Manufacturing will exclusively take place in Jiaxing.“
The new cooler production plant is the affirmation of the expansion policy in China to which KTR have committed themselves. Only in 2016 the new plant for couplings and brakes in Jiaxing started operations. The surface comprising a total of 30,000 square metres combines in particular production, assembly and logistics as well as R&D performances for selected product segments: „We have scheduled to establish Jiaxing as a location for production and logistics to supply the whole of East and South-East Asia with tailor-made drive solutions from that site“, KTR’s CEO explains.