Bolton, England — March 20, 2015 — Chinese textile producers now have direct access to Richard Hough’s unique roll technology, after the opening of a new China Service Centre. Growing demand for the company’s special roll solutions for textiles – as well as metal and automotive industries – will be met by the new hub, located in the city of Changzhou, in Jiangsu province.
The new centre is fully equipped with lathes, grinding machines, overhead cranes and a roll press, enabling a wide range of services to be provided for customers in the region. Roll regrinding and the fitting of Hough’s newly-developed Roberto and RoberteX sleeves onto customer roll shafts are among key facilities likely to be popular with Chinese manufacturers.
From its headquarters in the UK, Hough has already established a significant reputation worldwide, including China, and the new Service Centre is seen as a platform for even more rapid growth there. Major producers such as Guangdong Esquel Textiles and OEMs such as Jiangyin Guoguang Calender & Fiber Roller Co. are among existing customers for world-leading developments such as the Roberto high expression dewatering rolls and Syncast polyamide calender rolls.
The new facility will dramatically improve logistics, boosting new business links in the region, which is an important industrial centre for textiles, engineering and high technology. Changzhou is a city of 4.5m people, on the Southern bank of the Yangtze River, near the provincial capital of Nanjing. It is part of the Shanghai-Wuxi-Suzhou area, which now has over 36 million inhabitants.
Posted March 20, 2015
Source: Richard Hough Ltd.