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EDI CHINA ESTABLISHES A BIG NEW HEADQUARTERS IN SHANGHAI TO BUILD VALUE-ADDED DIES AND EXPAND AFTERMARKET SERVICES

New EDI China Facility


The 5,000-sq.m facility will replace EDI China’s earlier headquarters, an 1,800 sq.m facility also located in Shanghai, and will include significantly greater production capacity and an expanded technical staff, according to Jason Q. Yin, general manager of EDI China.

“The new Shanghai operation will enable EDI China to offer high-quality film, sheet, and extrusion coating dies designed by EDI engineers in the USA, built right here in China, and sold at competitive prices on short lead times,” said Mr. Yin. “Our customers will have ready access to local EDI China technical sales and support specialists as well as an expanded aftermarket program including remanufacturing, system enhancements, and services such as spare parts and on-site technical support.”

The locally-built dies will range from basic systems to dies with value-added features such as automatic profile control, according to Kelly Harings-Mrozinski, director of marketing. More complex or high-end systems will continue to be designed and manufactured in the USA.

EDI has had a long presence in China as a die supplier, noted Ms. Harings-Mrozinski. “The new EDI China facility will enable us to grow with our customers, meeting their needs as they transition to more sophisticated extrusion systems,” she said. “We already maintain a similar operation in Germany, and our long-range plan is to establish more local facilities in other regions of the world.”

Additional capacity to be installed at the new EDI China facility will include the latest technology in high-speed machining systems and a climate-controlled precision grinding operation, according to Scott G. Smith, EDI’s global aftermarket manager. “We expect to expand our staff to 50 people by the first quarter of 2013,” he said, “including technical sales, field service, quality management, and process engineering specialists.”

Besides dies, the new facility will supply feedblocks and ancillary equipment. Aftermarket services will be available for dies of all types, whether built in Shanghai or at EDI’s world headquarters in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA.

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EDI PRECISION DIES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. ( EDI CHINA) will move to a new Shanghai location as of August 1, 2012. The address will be No. 88, Yangshi Road, Shihudang Town, Songjiang District, Shanghai, PRC 201604. Tel: +86 (21) 5785-0918. Email: edishanghai@extrusiondies.com.

EDI is a leading international supplier of flat dies for sheet, film, extrusion coating, fluid coating, and pelletizing. The company designs and manufactures dies, feedblocks, deckling systems, vacuum boxes, and related equipment. Its subsidiaries include EDI GmbH in Reichshof-Wehnrath, Germany, and EDI China in Shanghai. In the U.S.A., Germany, and China, EDI operates facilities dedicated to reworking its own dies and those built by other suppliers, and it has licensed a fourth rework facility in Japan. Headquartered in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, U.S.A., EDI is focused on supplying the global market. Visit www.extrusiondies.com and www.reworkdies.com. E-mail: sales@extrusiondies.com.


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