Skyjack opens Asia Pacific HQ

Skyjack has officially opened its production facility and Asia Pacific headquarters in Tianjin, China, during a ceremomy at the plant.

Skyjack China Skyjack’s new production facility and Asia Pacific headquarters.

The newly-built 35,000 square-metre facility is to become the headquarters for Skyjack’s Asia-Pacific operation. Representing a commitment to the now substantial Chinese aerial platform market and the Asia-Pacific region. The initial stages of the new facility will focus on DC scissor production.

“We see exciting growth opportunities for Skyjack globally, it is what led us to increase our capacity in North America, Europe and China in the last two years,” said Linda Hasenfratz, Executive Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Linamar Corporation (Skyjack’s parent Company), at the opening event in March. “For Skyjack, our increased manufacturing capacity represents some of the largest investments in their history and we believe this will be instrumental in meeting our customers’ needs globally. With this increase in capacity we especially look forward to improved market share and competitiveness in China and the larger Asia-Pacific region.”

Skyjack China opening The opening ceremony for Skyjack’s Tianjin, China, facility.

Charlie Patterson, President of Skyjack, welcomed Chan Tran, Asia-Pacific VP of Operations, who will head up the team focusing on sales, production, product support and new product development, adding, “We are very proud of our new facility and look forward to continued growth and prosperity in the region.”

The opening ceremony saw over 100 customers joining Linamar and Skyjack leadership in welcoming local Chinese dignitaries including Shan Zefeng, Governor of Tianjin Binhai New Area, Yin Xiaofeng, President of Tianjin TAEA Administrative Committee, and Zu Bin, Commissioner of Tianjin TAEA Customs.

“It was wonderful to see so many customers here demonstrating their support,” said Chan Tran, “We look forward to working together and striving to exceed expectations.”

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