Leading suppliers of induction heating equipment in China
In 2002, EFD Induction chose Shanghai as the location of its first Chinese factory. In just three years EFD Induction has developed to become one of the leading suppliers of induction heating equipment in China.
From the opening ceremony at EFD Induction in Shanghai. From left: Chen Jianping, Managing Director of Shanghai Xinzhuang Industry Park, Zhang Jianchen, Deputy Director of the People's Government of Minhang District, Shanghai Municipal City, Tor Chr. Hildan, Norwegian Ambassador to China, Eivin Jørgensen, Chief Executive Officer of EFD Induction Group and Qin Song, Managing Director of EFD Induction in Shanghai.
Activity is largely concentrated on China’s growing automotive industry. And now 40–50 percent of all cars manufactured in the country have parts produced by equipment supplied by the EFD Induction group. With this strong growth in sales, and the number of employees rising to 65 by the end of this year, the original premises have quickly become too small. So on 24 May 2005 the latest EFD Induction Group factory was opened in Xin Zhuang Industrial Park, Shanghai. Many customers, partners, and dignitaries, including the Norwegian Ambassador to China and representatives of Chinese local and regional government, attended the opening ceremony. Chief Executive Officer Eivin Jørgensen and Qin Song, Shanghai Managing Director, were the principal EFD Induction representatives.
The new factory has a footprint of 4000 m2 to keep up with the automotive sector growth, and to continue producing mechanical equipment for other heating processes. In addition, the Shanghai operation acts as a distributor for EFD Induction Group companies’ products, and supports the sale and service of products delivered directly to Chinese customers.