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Machine Tool Company Opens New Manufacturing Plant in China

July 20, 2012
Gleason Corp.'s new plant serves the Chinese market.

Gleason Corp's new facility in Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, China brings together under one roof the company's machine and cutting tool production, which were formerly located in separate facilities in the Suzhou Industrial Park.

The company manufactures production machinery and related equipment used in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, energy, construction, power tool and marine industries.

The new facility is home to the Gleason Gear Technology (Suzhou), Co., Ltd. (GGTS) operation, which was established in 2007.

The  factory, a LEEDS qualified 156,000 sq. ft. facility, climate-controlled for high-precision manufacturing,  will produce the company's line of  Genesis gear hobbing machines for the China market. It also produces a  line of gear cutting tools, including hobs, shaper cutters and bevel gear cutting tools. 

"This investment in our new facility along with the continued expansion of our technical staff in China is a strong statement about our long-term commitment to this important market, "said CEO John J. Perrotti.

Gleason has manufacturing operations in Rochester, New York; Rockford, Illinois; Dayton, Ohio; Munich and Ludwigsburg, Germany; Studen, Switzerland; Bangalore; India, and Suzhou, China.

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