Plant to produce 10,000 units annually
German industrial lift truck manufacturer Jungheinrich has opened a new production plant in China, in Qingpu Shanghai.
The plant, which replaces an old production plant located nearby, was built according to the newest standards, and has a production capacity of over 10,000 industrial trucks per year.
The company says that the trucks will be locally developed and produced adhering to European standards and incorporating Jungheinrich quality.
Built over just one year, the facility will be used for the development and production of pedestrian-controlled trucks as well as counterbalanced and reach trucks for the entire Asia-Pacific region.
“At Qingpu we are building modern, energy-efficient Jungheinrich forklifts based on European quality standards,” said Hans-Georg Frey, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Jungheinrich group at the plant opening.
“The new plant provides us with an opportunity to produce additional truck types and larger quantities in line with market demand.”
Jungheinrich purchased 60,000 square metres of land in the industrial district of Qingpu for the project.
The new production area measures 36,000 square metres, while the office building has 4,000 square metres of floor space spread over three storeys.
The new production facility replaces the previous plant, erected in 2006, which had reached the limits of its capacity.
Due to environmental designs, including an energy concept that uses primarily water for the air conditioning in summer, resulting in a 90 percent reduction in the amount of coolant needed compared to similar sized facilities, the plant was awarded a LEED Silver certification on opening.