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The 18th April
2013 marked the
official opening
of our Xuzhou
foundry in China.
This greenfield site development
is the latest addition to Bradken’s
global manufacturing network and
represents a capital investment of
A$87 million (RMB556 million).
The new Xuzhou foundry
reinforces Bradken’s
commitment to China and
specifically the Jiangsu province,
following their initial investment
in the construction of an
adjoining manufacturing
workshop in 2007.
To date, Bradken has invested
A$130 million (RMB846 million)
into the region making the
Company the third largest
Australian “Wholly Owned
Foreign Enterprise” operating
in China.
Bradken’s Xuzhou foundry has
been specifically designed to
manufacture the Company’s
world leading crawler shoe
product line.
Bradken is well-known for its
undercarriage systems for mining
excavators and shovels, currently
supplying crawler shoes to the
world’s largest mining machinery
manufacturing companies as well
as producing Bradken’s own
patented designs supplied
direct. The Xuzhou foundry will
support the needs of this market
reinforcing Bradken as one of the
largest manufacturers of crawler
shoes in the world.
What is THE EDZ
The EDZ stands for Economic Development Zone. The Xuzhou EDZ is responsible for the planning
and development of the whole Xuzhou area. Much like a city council or government group.
Existing Manufacturing
Facility
Existing Offices
Future development
opportunity
New CMS Facility and
Machine Shop
New Foundry
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State of the art
Xuzhou foundry
officially opened
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