Archive 2009

New HANSA-FLEX Head Office for Asia to open on October 30, 2009 in Shanghai

Remaining on the Course for Growth


"Thinking globally – acting locally" is the motto of the new HANSA-FLEX corporate group. This means: being present locally with a global network of branch offices. Because HANSA-FLEX sees customer proximity as part of its responsibility for ensuring smooth processes in hydraulics.

HANSA-FLEX is pursuing international growth while at the same time extending its product range. We intend to continue our efforts to become a world leading provider of hydraulic systems. Our intensified concentration on the emerging markets in the Middle and Far East is an important step on this road.

For this reason the opening of the new head office for the Asian market in Shanghai is a logical consequence of the HANSA-FLEX growth strategy. "With the new building in Shanghai HANSA-FLEX is creating a logistics and manufacturing centre for the growing Asian market. Furthermore, a central warehouse is also being erected here from where the whole of Asia will be supplied," says Managing Director Thomas Armerding.

The 15,000 m² building accommodates not only warehouses and the production and logistics centre, but also the administration department and a training centre with overnight accommodation. Overall HANSA-FLEX has invested approximately €4 million in the new building. When the centre is fully operational, up to 100 employees will work there.

In spite of the worldwide crisis, China is one of the fastest growing national economies in the world. The metropolis of Shanghai has around 14 million inhabitants and has been the economic centre of the People's Republic for years. The seaport of Shanghai is already the second largest in the world and is still enjoying considerable growth rates. Up to the year 2020 the Chinese government will have invested more than US$5 billion into extensive expansion measures for the port.

Wherever building work is carried out, hydraulics always has a role to play. This is one of the main reasons why the Asian market provides the best sales opportunities for the products of the HANS-FLEX corporate group and the associated services. After the opening of two branches in China in January 2009, Shanghai is the sixth HANSA-FLEX location in the land of smiles.

The principle of HANSA-FLEX's success is called system partnership. It is the breadth and depth of the products andserviceswhich makes the company a highly appreciated partner today. Because in a key technology such as hydraulics, solutions from a single source are preferred. With its dense network of branches HANSA-FLEX displays permanent local presence and customer proximity – worldwide at over 340 branches on four continents.

Address and Local Contact Persons:

Address of the Shanghai Head Office:
HANSA-FLEX Hydraulic Shanghai Co. Ltd.
Lingang New Town Feizhou Road 500
Pudong New District
201204 Shanghai

Contact persons:

Telephone number of the head office in Shanghai:
0086-21-382 160 00


Here the following contact persons are available:

  • Ms Fang Wang (German, English, Chinese) – General Manager
  • Ms Yvonne He (German, English, Chinese) – Manager Human Resouces
  • Mr You Lu (German, English, Chinese) – Marketing Manager

HANSA-FLEX supports the „festival of languages“

Language is omnipresent. Reason enough for Prof Stolz, linguist at the University of Bremen, to devote an entire festival to this subject.



More than 100 events will take place at the university campus and around the city centre of Bremen from 17 September to 7 October 2009. Most of which are a far cry from the sciences. The programme ranges from Chinese (Mandarin) to Maltese, from Low German to Saterland Frisian. How about a wine tasting in Uzbek or a dance lesson in Basque?


Further information can be found on the website of the “festival of languages”.

Adress book 2009

The updated address booklet for 2009 is now available. On 440 pages all HANSA-FLEX subsidiaries and divisions in 34 countries are listed with the contact details and map.

Order the new booklet in all HANSA-FLEX branches or directly online!

A successful start for HANSA-FLEX on the Hannover Messe 2009

With a new concept and presentation of the stand this year in Hannover, HANSA-FLEX's managing director Thomas Armerding summarises after the first fair day "Many visitors expressed their recognition and are interested in HANSA-FLEX as a system partner in the complex overall system of fluid technology."

On the innovative stand, measuring more than 300 square metres, HANSA-FLEX displays products and services for fluid technology with its motto "Availability counts". The offer of product ranges varies from hydraulic assemblies to hydraulic hoses, cylinders, sealings, bellow expansion joints etc. Thomas Armerding  "We clearly arrange our products and support as Eurpope's leading system supplier high-performance companies of all sizes."

The Hannover Messe ( remains the world's leading showcase for industrial technology. Technical innovation is one key element in the success of HANNOVER MESSE. Another is its sharp focus on the creative application of existing knowledge. Only at Hannover can the visitor experience complete value chains and swap information with experts from a complete spectrum of industrial sectors. Visit us from the 20th until the 24th of April 2009, open from 9 am until 6 pm, Hall 21, booth D30.

Adress book 2009

Announcement: The HANSA-FLEX 2009 address book is due to appear at the end of April. You will be informed via RSS Feed or the Newsletter as soon as it is available.