The German Chancellor and Chinese Premier toured a Herrenchnecht facility in China’s Guangzhou Province where Tunnel Boring Machines are manufactured for many of China and Asia’s high-profile tunnel projects.
Herrenknecht maintains nine locations in China – six sales and service locations as well as three manufacturing and assembly plants – with a total of 850 members of staff. This is a win-win situation for both the locations in Germany and in China. Employees were not only hired in China, around 1,000 additional jobs were also created in Germany to meet the growing need for and demand in tunnel boring machines in Asia. The Herrenknecht (Guangzhou) Tunnelling Equipment Co. Ltd. (HTE) branch, visited by the Federal Chancellor and the Premier, is a 100 percent subsidiary and the first plant established by Herrenknecht in China (2002). The Herrenknecht Group is the world market leader for mechanized tunneling technology. The family-run company employs around 4,000 members of staff worldwide,more than 2,000 of them at the German company headquarters in Schwanau.
[Source: Tunnel Boring Magazine. Image: Tunnel Business Online]