Fabrikken i Kina

Grand opening of our Chinese factory

On Monday October 27, our new factory was officially opened. The festive opening ceremony with the theme, "New Time – New Future" was held according to Chinese tradition and distinguished guests such as Norway's Ambassador to China, Norway's Intsok representative in China and representatives from China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL), gathered to celebrate the opening in Suzhou.

Our Chinese factory has been in operation since June 2013. It now has 35 employees and expects to reach a turnover of approx. 6 million USD in 2014. The factory in China is part of our global Supply Chain Strategy and its main purpose is to serve customers in East Asia – for instance in China, Korea and Eastern Russia. James Foo has been managing the factory up to this point; however, from January 1, 2015, Hai Tai Ma (37) will take over as Managing Director for Oglaend Industries China.

"Oglaend System can now serve their Chinese customers with locally manufactured products, made by Chinese employees – world-class products that are certified by the best classification agencies", said Lars Brodd, Group chairman. 

The festive opening ceremony with the theme, “New Time – New Future” was held according to Chinese tradition. After arrival and guest sign in among others chairman of the board, Lars Brodd gave a speech. After management speeches all guests went on a tour around the factory followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony. The evening was crowned with a dinner party with Chinese entertainment. The last picture shows our Chinese administration team.