Välinge Innovation recently held a grand opening ceremony for its new support center at Homag China Golden Field in Kunshan. Niclas Håkansson, CEO of Välinge Sweden, Guan Jianhua, managing director of Jintian Haomai, and other leaders, corporate representatives, and industry colleagues attended the event.

A natural result of the growth in the region has been to increase Välinge's local presence and support, to provide faster and more timely technical support and services to the Chinese and surrounding markets.

“Since Välinge Shanghai Representative Office was established in 2011, more than 150 patent license agreements have been signed in China," said Håkansson. "China's furniture and flooring industries have created more business opportunities and value. The establishment of Kunshan Technical Support Center will further promote our company's business support and development in China and surrounding areas."

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was jointly performed by Håkansson and Guan. The event also contained a guided tour of the support center, including a demonstration of the production process and assembly of Threespine click furniture technology as well as a demonstration of Välinge's Liteback technology.

The support center also supports: the supply of customized samples; customer education and training; lboratory tests and QC; and the supply/distribution of plastics inserts. Välinge can now offer local technical support, produce samples in desired materials and show various machining concepts with the support of Homag Group, which has a complete range of machines for cutting, edge banding, and profiling.

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