Polar celebrates 10 years in China

Back in 2006 the German cutting machine specialist Polar set up a new subsidiary in China, Polar Postpress Machinery or PPM. Now the company has celebrated this anniversary with a Family Day for employees and their families.

PPM was set up to manufacturer guillotines in China to allow Polar to sell into the fast growing Chinese market, but to avoid customs duties of about 20% on imported cutting machines. Polar was able to take advantage of a change in Chinese law that allowed foreign investors to found new companies for the first time without the need of having a local partner.

Consequently PPM, which is based right behind the Heidelberg factory in Quinpu, Shanghai, operates to the same standards as found in Polar’s Hofheim headquarters. All high-quality and safety-relevant key components are still supplied from Germany.

PPM has developed cutting machines specifically designed for the Chinese market, starting with the XC range, which has now been superceded by the PF model with cutting widths of 115 and 137cm. The company is currently producing stack lifts, a specialized aligning table for preparing material, as well as Transomat unloading units.






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