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Parker Hannifin Corporation,Cleveland, OH, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Tianjin Tejing Hydraulics Company, LTD, to produce hydraulic components and systems in China. Parker will be the major partner in the new venture known as Parker Tejing Hydraulics (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. The business included in the joint venture produced sales of $20 million in 2004. The agreement is subject to Chinese local government regulatory approval.
Tejing produces hydraulic pumps, valves and cylinders for mobile platforms at a facility located in < Tianjin City . Parker established sales and service operations in China in the early 90s. Parker also operates two other wholly owned production facilities, plus another two joint ventures, and three sales offices and two warehouses in China. The agreement with Tejing will enable Parker, a global leader in fluid power systems, to manufacture a range of hydraulic devices for mobile equipment in the burgeoning China market.
"We are excited by the opportunity to combine Parker's broad product and system technology with the manufacturing platform of Tejing for hydraulics in China," said Michael Leung, Country Managing Director. "China is an incredibly dynamic market and the country's many construction, public works and agricultural projects rely heavily on the power of hydraulics for mobile and industrial equipment. We look forward to this being a long and mutually successful partnership." Mr. Zhang Wen Li, General Manager of Tianjin Machinery & Electric Industry Holding Group, added, "The JV will enhance our local engineering capabilities to provide customers with the best solutions appropriate to the local market needs, and so help us grow our market share in China."