Danfoss places order with AP&T
Danfoss has ordered a complete production solution from AP&T for manufacturing heat exchanger plates in Haiyan, China. The investment will enable Danfoss to increase its production to meet the quickly growing demand for heat exchangers in China.
“This is a significant transaction in an important niche that strengthens both our positive relationship with Danfoss and our position in the Chinese market for heat exchangers,” said Håkan Rydenborg, sales manager at AP&T.
Brazed heat exchanger plates for refrigerating systems, air conditioning units, heating systems, air dryers and hydraulic oil coolers, among other things, are manufactured at Danfoss’ factory in Haiyan, which is located 120km southwest of Shanghai. The factory currently has the capacity to supply the Chinese market with approximately 300,000 heat exchangers per year.
“The new line from AP&T will allow us both to increase our production capacity and to ensure a high level of product quality,” said Lei Huawei from Danfoss’ production technology department.
The order comprises a complete production line for flexible manufacturing of heat exchanger plates, from coils to finished stack, as well as service, maintenance and support. The line is built with AP&T’s standard components and has a high degree of automation including a large proportion of operator-independent functions, designed to meet far-reaching OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) requirements. Delivery is expected to take place at the end of 2017/beginning of 2018.
AP&T’s products for manufacturing heat exchanger plates are already being used at several of Danfoss’ factories, but this is the first order that AP&T has received for equipment that will be used at its factory in China.
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