New factory for Ålö in China
Ålö AB, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of front loaders and associated implements, is pleased to announce that the new factory in China has been launched successfully and operation is running smoothly, as planned. The new location in Ningbo gives Ålö the space and capacity needed to continue meeting the increasing demands.
The grand opening ceremony was held on October 11th 2018 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by CEO Niklas Åström. The new production facility has 22 172 m2 of production area and 1750 m2 office area, compared to the old factory which was half the size. It is located less than 4 hours with truck from the biggest harbor in the world, Port of Shanghai, and less than 1 hour from the 4th biggest harbor in the world, Port of Ningbo.
– We felt we had outgrown our previous factory and it was time for a new chapter to begin. We are very happy with the new production facility, which will make a big difference for us. Location wise, we have got the best preconditions we could possibly have to continue being number one. The facility is the most advanced implements factory in the world, with the possibility to produce in line with the high demand. We will be able to double our production of implements and subframes and exponentially increase our production of loaders, says Niklas Åström, CEO of Ålö AB.
Managing Director of Alo Ningbo, Rickard Kreutz:
– Most of our full welding is done in our 10 automated robot cells to give the customer the quality Ålö standard that they are expecting from us. Our new automated powder coating line is able to double the capacity compared to our old line and manage the hard corrosions demands from the Car industry. We are excited to see it up and running as smoothly as we planned. It gives us what we need to keep providing our end-users ways to work smarter, instead of harder.