Cologne, Germany - Gasket systems and equipment specialist Sonderhoff has expanded into China, setting up its own company based in Suzhou to serve the growing market in the country's plastics industry and its high demand for service and support. Sonderhoff Chemicals GmbH and its equipment arm Sonderhoff Engineering GmbH, claim to be the leading system supplier for sealing technology.
Sonderhoff (Suzhou) Sealing Systems Co. Ltd, will start up 1 May 2009 and help Sonderhoff meet the requirements of local customers for polyurethane and silicone material, as well as dosing and mixing units, said a 16 April statement from Cologne, Germany, headquartered Sonderhoff. The mixing, dosing and gasket machinery side, Sonderhoff Engineering, is based in Hörbranz in Austria.
The Chinese unit is based in the Singapore Industrial Park (SIP) in Suzhou, the second largest industrial park in China. It has a 2000-m2 building, housing dosing and mixing units from Sonderhoff Engineering, ready for contract gasketing services. A team of 12 specialists is also available for technical services, machine maintenance, spare parts supply for existing machines and training programmes, the company said.
Sonderhoff, which also has facilities in the US, specialises in design and production of chemical gasketing, potting and glueing systems on polyurethane, silicone or PVC, with the engineering unit supplying dedicated equipment for the purpose.