On march 16th, Holophane had the pleasure to Welcome Mr Marc LAMY, the general Consul of France for Northern China, to its plant located in Dalian, Liaoning province.
The French consulate gives a great support for French companies located in China, especially by facilitating relationship with the Chinese authorities.
Led through the plant by Mr Fabien AZZI, the general manager of Holophane China, he could discover – among others – the latest evolution of fully automated production lines, jointly developed with Holophane headquarter in France.
A growing company in a fast moving city
Holophane, world leader in glass components for automotive lighting, made the strategic choice to establish a Chinese subsidiary in Dalian city by 2002.
This northern city was offering both a dynamic process zone, and also a major international harbor. It is now the most dynamic city of the Liaoning province, and today, Holophane is the second biggest French company in Dalian.
Thanks to this location, Holophane can realize more than 40% of its global turnover in Asia: not only with China, but also with Japan, S-Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia & India.
Since 2002, Holophane Dalian plant expanded from 1200 sqm to 8000 sqm, its headcount now being almost 270 people, and its output went from 1 million lenses in 2002, up to 10 million today.
A winning strategy
The French Consul Mr Lamy has been very impressed by Holophane in China, and made an enthusiastic comment on WeChat, qualifying Holophane as “ a great example of medium size French company succeeding in Asia”.