ZAMA CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF ITS NEW PRODUCTION PLANT IN HUIZHOU
On January 17th. 2018, ZAMA held the opening ceremony for its new production facility in Huizhou, China. The ceremony was attended by more than 150 guests from government, customers, suppliers, business partners and project teams. To name some of them, the Vice Mayor of Huiyang Mr. Chen Dangsheng, the Director General of Bureau of Commerce of Huiyang Mrs. Zhang Yanqiong, the Mayor of Shatian Mr. Feng Yirui, the Acting Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Guangzhou Mr. Dirk Lechelt, and the General Manager of German Chamber of Commerce in China・South & Southwest Mr. Jens Hildebrandt appeared at the ceremony. Dr. Nikolas Stihl and Ms. Selina Stihl from Stihl family and Dr. Bertram Kandziora, Dr. Michael Prochaska and Mr. Wolfgang Zahn from Stihl board attended the ceremony. Aside from so many Stihl attention, also ZAMA’ s other customers, such as the Senior VP Purchasing Mr. Göran Ruden from Husqvarna, CEO Mr. Yoshiaki Nagao from Yamabiko, and founder and owner Mr. Robert Yang of Painier joined the celebration.
The ceremony started with an emotional opening remark from Mr. Jan Grigor Schubert, the President of ZAMA Group: “(The new plant is) the most modern and most environmental friendly factory in the carburetor industry worldwide”, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a traditional Chinese dragon dance. The new facility covers a land area of 20,000 square meters with a built-up area of 31,484 square meters and will create 1,900 jobs, many of them to the employees of the old factory of ZAMA in Shenzhen. ZAMA introduced a state-of-the-art waste water treatment system and realized the idea of “a zero industrial waste water discharge plant”. The new plant is expected to produce 9 million carburetors and 4 million oil pumps for its customers in 2018. “the opening of the ZAMA Huizhou facility as an integral part of our international production network marks another milestone in the history of ZAMA and STIHL” said Dr. Nikolas Stihl at the ceremony.
In the evening, together with more than 2,100 employees from ZAMA Shenzhen, Huizhou and Hong Kong, the guests were entertained with delicious Chinese cuisines as well as elaborate performances prepared by ZAMA employees and local artists.