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Pollmann China celebrates 10-year anniversary

Kunshan/Karlstein. Many guests accepted Pollmann’s invitation to celebrate the company’s 10-year anniversary in Kunshan Province, China. The ceremony was attended by high-ranking Chinese officials and representatives of the Austrian consulate as well as many international customers. Robert Pollmann fondly remembered the warm welcome the company had received in 2006 when it was accepted into the Kunshan Industrial Park as the first of eight companies. He especially thanked the more than 400 Chinese employees for the terrific progress the location has made.

 “We were pleased to have high-profile officials such as Mr. Huang from the Zhangpu government join our ceremony,” says Ewald Miksche, CEO of Pollmann. “A big thank you also to our Consul General Silvia Neureiter and to Christina Schösser, Commercial Attaché to the Austrian Embassy in Shanghai.”

“These ten years have flown by,” said owner Robert Pollmann who brought his family to attend the anniversary festivities. The site had initially 20,500m2,14,500m2 of which were taken up by production facilities and infrastructure only five years later. For the current fiscal year, Pollmann China anticipates sales of more than 300 million yuan (approximately 40 million euros) for the first time. This revenue comes primarily from business with world-renowned automotive supplier brands such as BOSCH, BROSE, CONTINENTAL, MAGNA, INTEVA, INALFA and WEBASTO.

Many customers from all over the world also used this opportunity to have a look at Pollmann China’s production facilities. They were impressed by the machinery and production capacity as well as the meticulous cleanliness. “Our location is considered a model company in the Kunshan economic region. People really appreciate the air-conditioned production facilities, the high level of automation and especially Pollmann’s more than 120-year tradition,” says CEO Ewald Miksche.

Besides thanking customers and high-ranking politicians, Pollmann also expressed appreciation to all employees. The day after the ceremony, the celebration continued with the 400+ employees in Kunshan. “Our success is only possible because we can fully rely on our employees - and on our loyal supplier partners,” says Ewald Miksche referring to the Pollmann Suppliers Day in late September when the anniversary was celebrated with suppliers.

“The establishment of a presence in China has marked a strategic milestone in our company’s direction. It clearly showed our customers that we go where they are located. Proximity to our customers is our top priority”, explains Herbert Auer who, together with Ewald Miksche, was instrumental in building up Pollmann China. He was appointed CEO of Pollmann International 14 months ago. “Kunshan has become the entry point for our business in Asia.”

Today, mechanical and electromechanical modules from Pollmann China can be found in most brand-name vehicles. Our Asia location enables us to be the world market leader especially in sunroof kinematics and door lock systems. According to Robert Pollmann, the China location is ideally positioned: “This location will also rapidly develop our products for hybrid and electric vehicles.”

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