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Air Products (NYSE:APD), Lehigh Valley, PA, will open a new office in Xi'an High Tech Zone, Shaanxi Province, Western China. The new office is part of Air Products' strategy to accelerate its growth in the China market.
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The Xi'an office will lead Air Products' business growth in Shaanxi Province and other areas to meet growing demand for industrial gases from fast developing industries including energy, chemicals, electronics, new materials and fabrications in the region.
The new office will work closely with Air Products' global engineering teams in Shanghai, U.K. and U.S.
"China is an important market for Air Products," said Stephen J. Jones, senior vice president and general manager, Tonnage Gases, Equipment and Energy, and China president, Air Products. "Western China is an emerging and fast-growing region in China, and we have already signed a number of new customers in the region. The opening of our office in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi, is a strategic move to speed up our growth. It underscores our strong commitment to support the development of the China market and China's 12th Five Year Plan."