SAF-Holland restructures China business

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SAF-Holland, a supplier for the global truck and trailer industry, announced the restructuring of its business in China. The entire production and administration has been consolidated in Xiamen. To that end, the production of trailer axles has been relocated from the Jinan location to Xiamen, and the Jinan location has been closed.

In order to be closer to customers, sales and marketing have been centralized in Shanghai. Frank Chao, who has been appointed as the new general manager of SAF-Holland (Xiamen) Co. Ltd., has more than 22 years of experience in the construction and truck industry.

Trailer axle systems and trailer landing legs are currently produced in Xiamen. “We will rapidly expand the location into a hub for SAF-Holland’s entire Asian business, with a principal focus on the developing the China transportation market,” says Rudi Ludwig, chief executive officer.

The group expects significant growth in the region over the next four years. “Products that focus on the price and quality standards of the Asian market will also help us achieving this,” Ludwig says. “Our goal is to offer a complete product range for trucks and trailers from the Xiamen location.” The group currently employs about 270 people in China.