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More and more SMEs choose to manufacture in China to improve quality and profitability

Press release – Published: 03.12.2012 13:00:00

Etteplan, specialists in industrial equipment engineering and technical product information and Krusman Emergency Showers are widening their cooperation in China. Krusman Emergency Showers is Scandinavia’s leading manufacturer of emergency showers and eye and face washes. Krusman’s products are used in the processing industry, chemical and food industries and refiniries all around the world.

Krusman chose Etteplan to redesign a selected range of components and manufacture them in China. The project resulted in significant quality improvements due to enhanced design, manufacturing techniques and superior quality control. Manufacturing of the components in China resulted in considerable cost savings for Krusman thanks to the sourcing done by Etteplan’s partner, Global Industries.

“Etteplan has significantly improved the functional design as well as the look and feel of our product while reducing the total production cost. Better quality is not usually what you expect when sourcing and manufacturing in China. The combination of quality improvement with cost-efficiency makes a difference in any company’s competitiveness. I’m looking forward to continuing our cooperation with Etteplan”, says Daniel Krusman, managing director at Krusman.

“We see a clear trend here: in addition to large multinational companies, also small and medium sized enterprises are seeking cost-efficiency by sourcing and manufacturing in China. By having a knowledgeable local partner cost savings can be considerable”, says Malin Siberg, Regional manager at Etteplan.

For additional information, please contact:

Malin Siberg
Regional manager
Tel.  +46 (0)73 044 60 11

Outi-Maria Liedes
SVP, Communications & Operational Development
Tel. +358 (0)40 756 9620

Etteplan provides engineering services and technical product information solutions to global industrial equipment manufacturers. Etteplan is specialized in improving the efficiency of engineering and product development processes as well as improving the competitiveness of products in all stages of the product life cycle. The results of the innovativeness and technical competence of our experts can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday equipment. 

Etteplan is one of the leading engineering companies in the Nordic countries and the biggest and oldest Nordic service provider in China. Etteplan’s engineering units in China provide cost-efficient and high-quality engineering services and technical product information solutions to local and global companies.

Etteplan is a Finnish public company employing some 1, 800 experts in Finland, Sweden, Holland and China. In 2011, Etteplan had turnover of EUR 119.4 million. Etteplan’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under the ETT1V ticker.