The Taicang Economic Development Area lies between Shanghai and Suzhou, near the Yangtze River. The city, though small by Chinese standards, has a well-developed infrastructure with perfect connections to waterways, air transport and rail routes, as well as offering high availability of skilled personnel. Because of this, around1,200 companies, of which as many as 130are German SMEs, have invested there since the creation of the Development Area in 1991.
In October 2010 FAULHABER also opened its first branch in Taicang, enabling even better provision of products and services to customers in China, and opening up new Asian markets for drive systems.
The office, conference and storage premises of the new FAULHABER branch are situated on the fifth floor of a modern office building and cover an area of around 310 square meters. The opening of the new location was marked by a celebratory ceremony attended by representatives of local authorities, the trade and industry minister for the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, Ernst Pfister, accompanied by a delegation from Germany, and customers and partners of the FAULHABER Group.
The World EXPO has been taking place in Shanghai, a metropolis of many millions, in 2010. The exhibition covers an area of 5.28 square kilometers on either side of the Huangpu river. With its pavilion entitled “balancity”, Germany has introduced itself as a versatile, imaginative nation, an innovative and forward-looking country, and one which at the same time attaches great importance to preserving its roots and sustaining its traditions.
From the beginning of May to the end of October each German federal state had the opportunity to individually introduce itself to World EXPO visitors over several days in and around the German pavilion, in each case with a program illustrative of its region. Baden-Württemberg‘s presentation was a blend of the traditional and the modern. An organ player, a girl in Black Forest regional costume and a mask carver reflected the traditional aspects of the federal state. Baden-Württemberg underscored its eminent position amongst Europe‘s most modern high-tech locations with a selection of futuristic products and technologies such as the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, the Mercedes S 400 Hybrid, the EnBW “El Moto“ electric scooter and drive systems by FAULHABER, which were presented for visitors at the event area.