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Union Process Expands Presence in China

April 28, 2010
Union Process Inc., a manufacturer of size reduction and dispersing equipment for a broad range of industrial applications, has moved its China operation into a larger facility.

Dr. Andrew Szegvari founded Union Process in Akron, OH, in 1946. Today, the Akron facility not only houses the corporate headquarters but also U.S. manufacturing, R&D, a testing lab, and an extensive pilot plant.

To meet the needs of its growing business in China, Union Process established a joint venture company in China called Qingdao Union Process Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. As the business grew, there was a need for more manufacturing space. To accommodate this need, Qingdao Union Process purchased an existing complex in the downtown area of Qingdao, China, formerly owned by a large machine tool manufacturer.

The compound consists of one structure for manufacturing of approximately 11,000 sq ft and an adjoining structure of approximately 6000 sq ft which houses the lab testing, pilot plant, and storage area and office space on an upper level. There are additional storage facilities and a gatehouse in the complex.

Arno Szegvari, president of Union Process Inc., stated, "We are very pleased to have a larger, centrally located Chinese manufacturing facility to accommodate our Chinese customers. In a short time, we have already enjoyed strong growth thanks in part to our new plant."

Union Process is the inventor and developer of Attritor technology and manufactures wet and dry grinding mills as well as small media mills. For more information, visit www.unionprocess.com.cn.