Recently, Liu Qiang, member of the Standing Committee of Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of Jinan Municipal Party Committee, and his delegation visited SKF China headquarters for inspection and exchange, accompanied by Wang Hui, President of SKF China and Northeast Asia, Chu Hao, Vice President of SKF China, Zhao Qingtao and other senior management of the company. The two sides had an in-depth discussion on topics such as promoting upstream and downstream integration and accelerating high-quality industrial development. Wang Hui shared SKF’s technological leadership and comprehensive development layout in China, highlighting a number of key projects under construction, including SKF Jinan Phase II project.
Jinan Municipal Party Committee Leaders Visit SKF China Headquarters
Inspection and exchange
Liu Qiang, member of the Standing Committee of Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of Jinan Municipal Party Committee, said that foreign-funded enterprises are an important force in promoting the upgrading and transformation of industrial chains, and he is very optimistic about SKF’s future development in Jinan, hoping that it will continue to plough deeper in Jinan around the theme of high industrial quality, drive more high-quality industrial resources to gather and promote the integrated development of upstream and downstream industries. 2023 is Jinan’s “Project Breakthrough Year “Jinan will also further optimise its business environment and related support facilities based on the strategy of strengthening the city through industry, and help enterprises solve practical problems encountered in their development.
Inside SKF’s Jinan plant
Wang Hui, President of SKF China and Northeast Asia, expressed his gratitude to Secretary Liu Qiang for his recognition and support:
As a company that has entered the Chinese market for more than 110 years, SKF’s investment layout in China has formed a localized layout of the entire value chain from manufacturing, technology development to procurement and supply chain, and is committed to contributing to the building of a new type of industrialization while grasping the development opportunities in China. The second phase of SKF’s Jinan base project under construction is one of the best manifestations of SKF’s deepening presence in China. SKF will also contribute its advanced bearing technology and manufacturing experience to help the local community build a modern industrial system that is open and innovative, mutually beneficial and win-win, and contribute to the transformation of the local old and new dynamics.
SKF Jinan production base is located in Jinan High-tech Zone, Shandong Province, mainly producing wheel-end solutions for commercial vehicles, including maintenance-free hub units (THU2), one-piece maintenance-free hub unit assemblies (ATHU), high-performance split maintenance-free hub assembly units (HATMU), tapered roller bearings (TRB), etc., serving the industrial and automotive component markets in China, Asia and worldwide.
In 2021, based on the growing market demand, SKF invested in the second phase of the Jinan production site to further expand its product range and aim to better support the commercial vehicle market in China and Asia as a whole. As the project progresses, SKF Jinan is also continuing its lean approach to operations, accelerating the practice of safe and clean production, and embarking on a new journey of global operational excellence in a smarter and cleaner way.
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