Wipro Infrastructure Engineering to start operations in China
Shanghai: Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, the global hydraulics business of Wipro has signed a contract with Wujin Hi-tech Industrial Zone (WIZ) in China to set up a large manufacturing facility for the manufacture of hydraulic cylinders. The new manufacturing unit to be set up at Changzhou will be the ninth global manufacturing plant of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering and the first one in China. Speaking on the occasion Anurag Behar, Chief Executive of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, said, "We are very excited to be in China, the world's largest market for hydraulic cylinders and related products. We look forward to becoming preferred partners for the large equipment manufacturers here bringing to China our latest technology and highest quality offerings. The infrastructure facilities and support services offered at WIZ are absolutely outstanding and we would like this unit to develop and expand as a truly global manufacturing hub - not just for the Chinese market but also for customers in this entire region." Shen Ruiqing, the Member of the standing committee of Changzhou CPC and the Secretary-General of Wujin CPC, said "As an advanced manufacturing base, our five pillar industries are machinery, electronics and IT, renewable energy, advanced materials and bio-pharmaceuticals. Wipro's hydraulic cylinder project is in sync with the plan and direction of industrial development of Changzhou. At Changzhou we offer an edge in terms of qualified suppliers, industrial clusters and a broad domestic market." The new plant will manufacture high pressure precision hydraulic cylinders and tipping systems using state of the art machinery for operations like CNC machining, robotic welding and induction hardening. The plant will leverage the nearby industrial areas to develop a high quality vendor base for sourcing of raw materials and machined components. A Research and Development facility will be established in due course of time which will enable the center to design develop and validate hydraulic cylinders for various industrial applications. The high pressure double acting cylinders will cater to the requirements of manufacturers of Excavators, Loaders, Backhoe Loaders, Dozers, Dumpers, Motor Graders and Farm Equipments. The telescopic cylinders will cover the requirements of Tippers, Dump trucks, Refuse Vehicles and Garbage compactors. Wipro also plans to establish a service network to support the products across China.