DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, and foremost gear production specialist Klingelnberg form a joint venture to increase their technical service capabilities and better support customers in China.
DKSH and Klingelnberg’s cooperation in China dates back almost 20 years, when the Chinese market for gear manufacturing was on a much smaller scale. Today, China has one of the biggest gear manufacturing machinery installation bases worldwide.
Meeting the rising challenges of this mature market, DKSH and Klingelnberg have set up DKSH-Klingelnberg Service Ltd. under the leadership of James KJ Wang, General Manager. The joint service venture offers its customers comprehensive services covering all aspects of Klingelnberg machines and measuring centers, including on-the-spot after-sale services, machine-attendant and software training, production support, and multiple-year maintenance contracts. DKSH-Klingelnberg Service’s office and warehouse are situated in Shanghai, with five office staff and ten service engineers strategically located throughout China to ensure geographic proximity to customers and fast response times. Customers can benefit from the increased efficiency and save on time and cost.
Dr. Eike Langenberg, General Manager of Business Unit Technology at DKSH China, states: “After decades of successful cooperation between Klingelnberg and DKSH, this new joint venture will further strengthen the partnership and enhance both companies’ capabilities to provide services and solutions to our valued customers. The team is thrilled to now work in an environment that incorporates the best of both manufacturer and the technical service provider DKSH. Transfer and expansion of functions such as Application Engineering will enable us to provide even better support in production operations.”
Dr. Hartmuth Mueller, Chief Technology Officer of Klingelnberg, elaborates: “Helping customers to be successful on the global market is not only a question of high-quality equipment. Our aim is to provide all-embracing solutions to the market including first-rate machinery, experienced application engineering, and best service in class. With our new organization in China, we will be able to meet the demanding market expectations in China.”
About DKSH: DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. As the term "Market Expansion Services" suggests, DKSH helps other companies and brands to grow their business in new or existing markets.
Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since March 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich. With 650 business locations in 35 countries – 630 of them in Asia – and over 26,000 specialized staff, DKSH generated Net Sales of CHF 7.3 billion in 2011. DKSH Business Unit Technology is the leading provider of Market Expansion Services involving technical solutions for capital investment goods and analytical instruments. DKSH Technology’s field of competence includes the manufacturing and production, energy, research, food and beverage, advanced metals and infrastructure sectors, with a service portfolio that covers market entry studies and consultancy, marketing, sales, application engineering, after-sales services, and project financing. With 95 business locations in 16 countries and over 1,200 specialized staff, including 450 service engineers, Business Unit Technology generated Net Sales of CHF 413 million in 2011.