GUANGZHOU, China, July 23, 2010 (Press Release) -Voith Paper, the world's leading process provider for the paper industry, announced today the opening of the new service center in Nansha district, Guangzhou. Together with Voith Paper's two existing service centers operating in Dongying, Shandong Province in North China and in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province in Eastern China, the Nansha site has been set up to complement and complete a well-covered service network in China.
The new service center is strategically located to offer high quality roll covers and services to ensure a reliable and fast service to the rapid developing paper industry in South China with the perfect logistic access to the region. Underscoring company's commitment to the Chinese market and leadership in innovation and technology, Bertram Staudenmaier, President of Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems, was on hand to preside over the grand opening ceremony.
"We are excited to celebrate the opening of this new facility, which marks a new milestone in this dynamic market," said Staudernmaier, "Recognizing the growing demand in Chinese paper industry and the Asia Pacific region at large, Voith Paper is well positioned to provide better products and services efficiently to our valued customers than ever before with three geographical service centers."
As the most modern Roll service center, Nansha service center is designed to produce leading-edge technology roll covers and provide services for the widest and heaviest rolls installed in the region where quite a few industry giants locate such as Nine Dragons, Lee & Man, APP Hainan Jinhai Pulp & Paper, Guangzhou Paper, Yueyang Tiger Forest Group, etc. Furthermore, with its quality service focusing on paper machine efficiency, machine uptime savings and paper quality enhancement, the facility is expected to be an important partner contributing to the success of papermakers in Southern China.
"In Nansha, our customers can obtain one-stop services for whatever is needed in the field of fabrics, roll covers, doctor blades and roll service as well as additional and specialized products and services. Nansha is an express service center that delivers Voith Paper's paper technology to our customers. It enables us to be closer to our customers and help them to gain a competitive edge in the global marketplace." said Mingming Liu, President of Voith Paper Asia.
Besides the state-of-the-art production facilities, a talented service team is committed to serve the paper mills 365 days per year, 7 days per week and 24 hours per day. During the early stages of construction, our highly talented employees were recruited for key positions and received extensive technical training at Voith Paper's Kunshan plant. This ensures the same high quality standard as Voith Paper provides in all of its service centers worldwide.
Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers.
Voith is setting the standard in the paper, energy, mobility, and service markets. Established on January 1, 1867, Voith currently has 39,000 employees, € 5 billion in sales, and over 280 locations worldwide and is one of the largest family-owned businesses in Europe. Voith is an official partner in the "Germany -Land of Ideas" initiative.