On June 4th, 2013 EHC Global celebrated the Grand Opening ceremony of its new factory in Shanghai, China. Known as EHC High Tech Center (HTC), the factory represents a total area of over 10,000m² and is dedicated to the advancement of TPU handrail and belt technologies using state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. EHC Global Headquarters located in Oshawa, Canada is also expected to expand with the addition of new equipment.
EHC Global President, Mr. Jeno Eppel explains, “We see this as a significant opportunity to double our global business over the next 3 years; this will create several new opportunities in our Oshawa facility R & D and Engineering departments, in addition to several opportunities for increasing our production staff.”
Oshawa R & D and Engineering departments, led by Mr. Andrew Kenny – Director, EHC Global Research & Development and Mr. Greg Dixon – Director, EHC Global Engineering & Maintenance designed both product and HTC facility and will lead Oshawa’s belt manufacturing and development strategy in support of regional demand.
The opening ceremony began with a welcome speech delivered by Mr. Stanley Shao – EHC Shanghai Executive Advisor, followed by a few words from EHC GLOBAL Founder & EHC Shanghai Chairman & Managing Director Mr. Ron Ball. Mr. Ball briefly shared the history and development of EHC Global; his personal involvement with its growth as a witness, contributor and participant of “the fantastic evolution in China” for the past 15 years. Mr. Ball also emphasized EHC Global’s mission of providing gainful and meaningful employment for more than 250 people, as well as “bringing some of the world’s best technology that will help us reduce our carbon footprint”. Mr. Ball, born in Oshawa but has resided in Shanghai for the past 15 years, highly praised the Oshawa management and technical support given for this initiative in Shanghai adding, “We would never have been able to accomplish this significant expansion, in such a short period, without the leadership and support provided by EHC Canada.”
Representatives of the esteemed guests then delivered their speeches speaking highly of EHC’s contribution to global economic growth, and expressed assurance in achievements as a result of its presence in the developmental market.
Speeches were highlighted with the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. Mr. Ball, Mr. Eric Pelletier – Vice Consulate General of Canada, Mr. Sergio Garcia – EHC Shanghai Vice Managing Director, and Ms. Sun Wei – Deputy Head of Jiading District cut the ribbon to declare the official opening of HTC.
The event concluded with a full tour of the HTC facility, where visitors gained strong confidence in EHC’s future prosperity.