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13. April 2016


New warehouse for special steel opens in Chongqing, China

SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH International GmbH is expanding its sales and services network in China: In January 2016, SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH began operating a new warehouse for special steel with a first focus on tool steel in Chongqing. The 2,000 m² facility is equipped with state-of-the-art sawing technologies and high-tech milling machines. Customers benefit from shorter delivery times and tailor made cutting services for the tool steels from the group's own production. The product portfolio includes cold-work and high-speed steel grades, steel for plastic moulding and hot work steel from the SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH companies Deutsche Edelstahlwerke (D) and Finkl Steel (CA, US).

With expanded sales and service capacities, SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH International is now also able to meet the needs of local companies in the automotive and plastic moulding industries from a   central location in the People's Republic of China. The Chongqing-Chengdu area represents between 10 and 15 percent of the total Chinese tool steel demand. Jack Huan, former sales manager of the Ninghai (Zhejiang) warehouse, is appointed manager of the new warehouse. He has many years of experience in senior management in the Chinese tool steel business and with his team will provide local customers with the necessary technical support to benefit from the group’s product quality.

Other warehousing and commercial platforms of SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH International in China are located in Dongguan (Guangdong), in Taicang (Jiangsu), in Ninghai (Zhejiang) and in Shanghai. The SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group will now be able to provide service and support to the most important industrial areas in China.

Photo:  New band saw in SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH warehouse in Chongqing, China – Source: SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH

The SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group is today one of the world’s leading providers of individual solutions in the special long steel products sector. The Group is among the leading manufacturers of tool steel and non-corrosive long steel on the global market and one of the two largest companies in Europe for alloyed and high-alloyed constructional steel. With around 9,000 employees and in-house production and distribution companies in over 30 countries and on 5 continents, the company guarantees its customers a global supply and customer service, and offers a complete production portfolio as well as sales and services around the world. Customers benefit from the company's technological expertise, consistently high product quality around the world and detailed knowledge of local markets.

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