Powerscreen to manufacture mobile crushing and screening equipment in Shanghai for Chinese market
TEREX Materials Processing (MP) have purchased a new 18,000 square metre facility in the Jiading District of Shanghai, China, to manufacture Powerscreen equipment for the domestic Chinese market, accelerating the company’s manufacturing plans by approximately two years.
Kieran Hegarty, president of Terex MP, said: ‘This investment by Terex to manufacture locally in China marks the next chapter in Powerscreen’s growth story, demonstrates a long-term commitment to the region and will enable us to be a formidable competitor in China.
‘It will also deliver significant economic benefits to the local area, in terms of supporting key supply chain partners and providing skilled jobs. Additionally, this expansion will support our growth plans without impacting Powerscreen’s production capacity at other Terex facilities.’
Powerscreen first entered China in 2016, in response to government investment in infrastructure and legislation supporting the use of recycled materials, and since then the company has continued to build a growing market presence in the country.
A dedicated team from Northern Ireland will oversee the scale-up of production in China and ensure processes are to the same standard as Powerscreen’s manufacturing centre of excellence in Northern Ireland.
Work is already under way, with Powerscreen equipment on site for the training of the Chinese team. It is expected that the first locally produced machines will roll off the new production line before the end of the year.
Kieran Hegarty concluded: ‘This facility will accelerate our manufacturing plans for China and will allow us to assist commercial ventures in China with the right equipment, carrying the Powerscreen name, built by a local team and sold through an enhanced distribution network.’