The Shanghai Coating Service Center is up and running. After training in Sweden and customer qualification procedures of the site, the Shanghai Coating Service Center has entered the operational stage and the team from Impact Coatings China is ready to serve local customers in the region. The formal inauguration of the site will take place after the summer.
Earlier this year, the Chinese team went to Sweden for a month of education and training leading up to the opening of the Coating Service Center in Shanghai, China. The team worked in almost all operations departments, learning to run and operate the machines. They learned how to handle maintenance and routine service, performing corrosion tests in the lab, blasting and washing in pre-production, and have been introduced to the software for the human machine interface.
The Shanghai Coating Service Center has an initial capacity to coat 1-MM fuel cell plates annually after the arrival of its first INLINEOCOATER machine this spring. In addition to the machine, the facility is equipped with a high-capacity cleaning line, quality control lab, logistics areas and office space forming a complete production line to serve customers in the region.