04/12/2020 - 10:02 am

Haulotte to open a new plant in China

The Chinese MEWP (EWP) industry has dramatically increased over the last decade with a planned five year-cagr (compound annual growth rate) pace around 35%.

Haulotte established its first office in China 15 years ago to focus on selling equipment. Not long after, the Haulotte Group built a dedicated manufacturing facility to serve the country and areas abroad. Thus, it enabled Haulotte to respond to an emerging market with the right flexibility and expected response time.

To keep up with such a demanding market, Haulotte is opening of a new plant, a project named ‘Fei Long’. This facility will be the flagship of Haulotte’s ambition in China with its Industry 4.0 designed factory on 80000sqm of land. The 44000sqm building will enable Haulotte to significantly widen the range of local production, which will soon include both telescopic and articulated booms.

Located in the Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, close to its first original plant, the new facility will benefit from the latest technologies in terms of organisation and process, such as the capacity to design locally customised solutions. The Fei Long project is located near the highway, which will ease logistics and allow Haulotte to be closer to local suppliers. The start of the construction began in October 2020, with an opening scheduled in first half 2022.

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