Maag has been stepping up its localization strategy in China since 2022 where it currently employs 103 people. Recently, for example, Maag’s assembly shop in Jiading, a district of Shanghai, has doubled in size.
“With this expansion, Maag is now well positioned for the further expansion of its localization activities in China,” says Ueli Thürig, president of the Maag Group. “‘Made in China for China’ is one of the key strategies our company has been focusing on in recent years; more than 90% of the equipment assembled in our Shanghai plant is intended for the Chinese market.”
Maag already produces GA series extrusion pumps, BAOLI strand pelletizers and ZHULI underwater pelletizers in China. A similarly adapted version of the M-USG underwater strand pelletizing system will now expand the market-specific portfolio as the C-USG. The original German design will form the basis for this new version. While some key components will be supplied from Germany, the majority of parts will come from local production. The first C-USG systems will be delivered to customers at the end of 2023.
The added space will also accommodate a new service center for the Maag/Ettlinger recycling filter to enable MAAG to serve local customers more quickly. MAAG is responding to the increased number of continuous melt filters installed across Asia.
The Maag Group is a business unit of Pumps & Process Solutions, a segment of the Dover Corporation.