In 2002, VON ARDENNE entered the Chinese market for glass coating systems. Motivated by our growing success, we established a representative office and a network of Chinese sales agents soon afterwards in order to serve our customers and to consolidate our market position.
In 2006, our first subsidiary emerged from the representative office in the Shanghai Songjiang Industrial Park: VON ARDENNE Vacuum Equipment Co., Ltd. (VAVE). There, we have a qualified sales team, engineers, service and assembly specialists and direct persons of contact for our Chinese customers and their questions concerning equipment, upgrades and spare part deliveries. Meanwhile, our VAVE employees support 35 customers and their coating equipment for architectural glass, metal strip and photovoltaics applications.
With its purchasing department, VON ARDENNE Vacuum Equipment ensures the supply of our customers with spare parts at short notice. Beyond that, the VAVE staff is actively involved in the strategic business development of the VON ARDENNE group thanks to their manufacturing facilities and their expertise in the Chinese market.