Meet the team from Impact Coatings China
The Shanghai Coating Service Center is up and running. After training in Sweden and customer qualification procedures of the site, the Shanghai Coating Service Center has entered into operational stage and the team from Impact Coatings China is ready to serve local customers in the region. The formal inauguration of the site will take place after the summer.
Earlier this year, some of our colleagues from China joined us in Sweden for a month of education and training leading up to the opening of our Coating Service Center in Shanghai. The team worked in almost all the operations departments, learning to run and operate the machines. They now have knowledge of handling maintenance and routine service, performing corrosion tests in the lab, blasting and washing in pre-production, and have been introduced to the software for the HMI (Human Machine Interface). In between workdays they also got the opportunity to experience Linköping and try a regular Swedish meal consisting of mashed potatoes and “Falukorv”, while the Swedish team got to try a traditional Chinese meal. Delicious if you ask us. It was a great time for valuable knowledge exchange and international team building.
Coating Services China Up and Running
The team from Impact Coatings China led by Regional President China, Yaowen Wang – bottom row, third from the left.
The Chinese operations team is now back in Shanghai at the Coating Service Center which recently entered into operational stage after undergoing customer qualification procedures. Having a local foothold through our subsidiary and local Coating Service Center and being able to service our customers locally reduces many of the risks and challenges associated with international logistics – such as long freight times, logistic administration, time differences, and difficult-to-predict exchange rates. It also improves our ability to offer fast support and increase customer dialogues where we can now offer our local teams’ expertise to accelerate development and time to market for our customers.
“After dedicated and intensive work, we have now started local production in China. With the facility in place and up and running, we can help customers reduce risks, speed up the knowledge exchange, and respond faster to changing demands. Our presence and production capacity will be critical to meet the demands of the accelerating hydrogen market in China,” said Yaowen Wang, Regional President China at Impact Coatings.
Production Capacity and Equipment
The Shanghai Coating Service Center has an initial capacity to coat 1 million fuel cell plates annually after the arrival of its first INLINEOCOATER™ machine this spring. In addition to the machine, the facility is equipped with a high-capacity cleaning line, quality control lab, logistics areas, and office space forming a complete production line to serve customers in the region.
High-capacity cleaning line at the Shanghai Coating Service Center
The first INLINECOATER™ machine at the Coating Service Center
Automation solution for high productivity
Inauguration To Bring Stakeholders Together
The formal inauguration of the new Coating Service Center will take place after the summer – bringing together customers, local officials, and representatives from Swedish Consulate in Shanghai as well as representation from the Impact Coating headquarters in Sweden.
For more information contact Yaowen Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional President China