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TE Connectivity Enhances its Stake in China

by swisschambei in Engineering / Manufacturing

With manufacturers in China showing a strong demand for game-changing products and technical solutions, TE Connectivity Ltd, a Swiss connector and sensor manufacturer, is poised to enhance its localization strategies and introduce its latest technologies into China’s thriving auto market, said a senior executive. As China’s automotive sector undergoes a transformation marked by innovation, speed and agility, automotive component suppliers must possess the crucial ability to rapidly iterate and respond to emerging technologies and applications, said Field Sun, vice-president and general manager of TE Automotive China, a business unit of TE Connectivity.

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Relocation Ceremony of Sika Davco Guangzhou Headquarters

by swisschambei in Engineering / Manufacturing

On July 10, Mr. Philippe Praz, the Consul General of Switzerland in Guangzhou, attended the relocation ceremony of Sika Davco Guangzhou headquarters and delivered a speech. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in Baar, Swiss Sika Group is a leading global company specializing in specialty chemicals. Guangzhou was Sika’s first stop in the Chinese market, where it set up a production plant as early as 1993. Consul General Mr. Praz pointed out in his speech that, “Sika is one of the representative outstanding Swiss companies that have achieved great success in China. As a bridge between Switzerland and South China, the Consulate General will continue to provide strong support for the development of Swiss companies, like Sika Davco. At the same time, the Consulate General also actively assists Chinese companies to invest in Switzerland and explore the European market.”

 

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Swiss tech giant inaugurates carbon neutrality project in China’s Xiamen

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Swiss tech giant ABB inaugurated a carbon neutrality project Thursday in the eastern Chinese city of Xiamen, Fujian Province. According to the company, the project installed 100,000-square-meter rooftop solar panels, reducing annual carbon emissions by an estimated 13,400 tonnes. An ABB executive said that China’s “dual carbon” goal to peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060, gives ABB a great opportunity. ABB, the Swiss power and automation group, has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 15,000 employees in 27 companies based in more than 130 cities.

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Swiss Firm GF Ready to Ride Recovery, NEV Boom

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Georg Fischer, a Swiss industrial company, is optimistic about the growth prospects of the Chinese market given China’s all-round progress toward the national goal of high-quality development, and hence will continue to increase investment in the country to support local customers and partners, its CEO said. Known as GF, the company held opening ceremonies for its two factories in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, and Shenyang, Liaoning province, in late April. The combined investment of the two factories is expected to get close to 1 billion yuan ($144 million) at the final stage.

 

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ABB Group launches contest to cultivate local innovative talents

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With China entering a new era of green and innovation-led growth, ABB Group, the Swiss technology company, launched the 2023 ABB Cup Innovation Contest in China to support the cultivation of local innovative talents, according to a statement released by the company. Themed “Intelligent Technologies for the Future”, the contest this year involves areas such as power electronics, machine learning, mathematical modeling, industrial robotics and human-computer interaction, with the aim of promoting open and innovative thinking among young people, and enhancing their ability to solve real-world problems by exploring interdisciplinary approaches.

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Clariant Announces Grand Opening of its New Plant in China

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Clariant announced today the grand opening of its new CATOFIN catalyst production site in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China. Investing in innovations such as CATOFIN is a core element of Clariant’s new purpose-led strategy, as expressed in the statement ‘Greater chemistry – between people and planet.’ Beyond that, the site serves to increase the already expanding footprint in China, adding on to the existing nearby catalyst plants in Jinshan and catalyst R&D center within the One Clariant Campus in Shanghai.

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Swiss elevator manufacturer Schindler optimistic about China’s economic outlook

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A predicted recovery for the Chinese economy means that the Swiss elevator manufacturer Schindler is cautiously optimistic about its business outlook for 2023, the company’s head told Xinhua in an interview recently. “I’m sure the Chinese economy will bounce back,” said Silvio Napoli, Schindler’s chief executive officer, at the company’s headquarters in Ebikon, Switzerland. Referring to China’s gross domestic product target of around 5 percent for 2023, Napoli said: “I have lived in China long enough to know that the Chinese economy will always surprise everyone.” Founded in 1874, Schindler is a multinational company that manufactures elevators, escalators and moving walkways.

 

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Swiss Tech Giant ABB to Make More Investments in Chinese Market

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Swiss tech giant ABB will continue to make long-term investments in China as it is confident that the Chinese market will bring more opportunities to all participants, says James Zhao, senior vice president of ABB China. [Video]

 

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Sika Opens New Plant in Southwestern China

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Sika is opening a new plant for liquid membranes and mortar production in Chongqing, a city in southwestern China with 30 million inhabitants. By commissioning the new plant, Sika is expanding its position in this rapidly growing metropolitan area, which is set to become even more important as China is creating the Chengdu-Chongqing business district with almost 100 million inhabitants. The automotive, finance, and logistics sectors are well represented in the Chengdu-Chongqingregion, and the construction industry benefits from these operations and companies’ efforts to achieve more sustainable production. With its new state-of-the-art plant in this region, Sika will be well-positioned to meet rising demand from the construction industry for high-quality, sustainable products, and will greatly expand its production capacity. The investment underscores Sika’s commitment to be close to the customer and offer the best product solutions and services on a local basis.

 

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Sonova Completes Acquisition of the HYSOUND Group, Expanding Direct Consumer Access in China

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Sonova Holding AG, a leading provider of hearing care solutions, has successfully completed the acquisition of the HYSOUND Group, first announced on August 19, 2022. As one of the leading nationwide chains of audiological care clinics in China, with around 200 clinics in over 20 provinces and more than 70 cities, the HYSOUND Group will significantly enlarge Sonova’s store footprint and direct consumer access in this fast-growing market. Arnd Kaldowski, CEO of Sonova, says: “I would like to extend a warm welcome to the new colleagues who are joining us from the HYSOUND Group. Increasing consumer access through our Audiological Care business is one of the key pillars of Sonova’s strategy. We look forward to combining the complementary strengths of Sonova and the HYSOUND Group to expand our consumer access in the fast-growing market in China together.”

 

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