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Etteplan becomes engineering service partner to MacGregor in China

Press release – Published: 24.04.2014 7:00:00

Etteplan has signed a long-term engineering agreement with MacGregor for providing MacGregor’s engineer-to-order projects in China for hatch cover projects.

The agreement comes into effect as of April 25, 2014. Ten engineers who have been working for MacGregor’s joint venture company in China become Etteplan’s employees and transfer to Etteplan’s Shanghai office. Etteplan’s engineering units in Finland continue to provide MacGregor Finland with engineering and project management services as well as technical documentation for hatch cover projects worldwide. 

– MacGregor needed a reliable and proactive partner for engineer-to-order projects and we have good experience working with Etteplan. This arrangement offers good opportunities for the engineers and improved flexibility and efficiency”, says Antti Raski, Design Manager, in MacGregor Dry Cargo business line. 

MacGregor’s complex products are engineered to end-customers’ specifications after an order has been placed. Etteplan’s strength as an engineer-to-order partner is based on proven service models, long-term experience as well as product and customer industry expertise.

– We are able to carry out challenging projects according to local and global requirements and standards because of our broad experience. We offer flexibility that is not always feasible for customers to maintain themselves, says VP Riku Riikonen, General Manager at Etteplan China.

For more information, please contact:

Robert Berg
SVP, Solutions and Business Development
Tel. +46 73 447 23 22

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

Etteplan in brief

Etteplan provides engineering services and technical product information solutions to the world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. Our services are geared to improve the competitiveness of our customers’ products and engineering processes throughout the product life cycle. The results of Etteplan’s innovative engineering can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday products.

In 2013, Etteplan had turnover of EUR 128.6 million. The company currently has about 1, 800 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and China. Etteplan’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under the ETT1V ticker.