Grand Opening Ceremony in China
Koninklijke Nedschroef Holding inaugurates its new production site in China.
Supplying hi-tech fastener solutions to the fast-growing automotive industry in emerging markets.
On June 5th and 6th, 2013, Jinxi eco - industrial park was filled with a joyous atmosphere, where Nedschroef Fasteners Kunshan Co., Ltd held a grand opening ceremony after only 7 months of planning and construction. This event brought together nearly 240 people: including members from the supervisory board Royal Nedschroef Holding, board directors of Royal Nedschroef Holding, management team from Nedschroef Kunshan, officials from Kunshan government, local Jinxi industrial park, and other local suppliers and customers.
During the grand opening on June 5th, Dr Mathias Hüttenrauch welcomed the guests’ arrival and expressed his gratitude to the people who made great contributions to this event. He pointed out that Kunshan project as the first investment outside Europe was a crucial movement of the market growth in China; therefore Nedschroef would position itself as a high level premium partner for product and engineering solutions for the car industry. He expressed his hope that Nedschroef could continue to go forward towards the goal of establishing trustful relationship with clients and partners, building excellent brands and undertaking the mission of being a reliable partner by delivering high standard performance.
Mr. Danny Cleuren, reviewed the historical development of Nedschroef Jiashan with its first trading business in China in 2006. With trading business increased in recent years, the decision of investing in a production plant in Kunshan was made in 2012; the trading business was transferred from Jiashan to Kunshan. As a next step, Mr Danny Cleuren unclosed certain that China Research & Development center will be built up in the next year in the Kunshan facility in order to better serve the special customer requirements of localization. However, an enterprise can never succeed without its employees. He indicated that he was proud to own such an excellent team and to be a part of them. He encouraged employees to stand at the new starting point, through gathering the efforts of all to progress forward and to create a beneficial future.
After the official opening ceremony, that was embedded in traditional
Chinese and European show acts (Dragon dance, Shaolin acrobats shows, Live music, and Mask changers), all guests visited the new plant. At the end of the plant tour, there was a gala dinner organized by Nedschroef on the terrace of the Reception Centre of the Jinxi Industrial Park officials. Overviewing the lake at the wonderful sunny weather, you could see our new plant on the other side. Also the evening was themed "Europe meets China".
On June 6th, all employees, local suppliers and customers attended an Open Day at the new plant. While playing team building games and enjoying food, drink and a colorful show program, employees got to know each other better and a lot of networking emerged.