Dörken MKS-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG, Herdecke, recently hosted a Tech Day in Shanghai for the Chinese market. Around 30 guests took part in the meeting, drawn from all along the value chain - including representatives of the Chinese automotive sector, parts manufacturers and licensees of DELTA-MKS® systems.
Central themes of the event were the fastening of connecting elements, the requirements of the surface coating systems employed in this and the application technology for zinc flake systems.
In keeping with the forecast that 30 percent of cars will be manufactured in China in five years, Dörken is investing intensively in the establishment of quality leadership in the country via a global audit system. The clear commitment to China was already demonstrated with the founding of the Tech Centre in 2010 and the further expansion of the team in the country.
In the scope of the Tech Day Dr. Martin Welp, managing director of Dörken MKS-Systeme, emphasised the significance of China, including for the development of the Asian market as a whole. "We are delighted that we have established ourselves as a key contact for micro-layer corrosion protection systems on the Chinese car market."
Alongside discussions of the current activities in the market the participants were also interested in the innovative zinc flake coating Delta-Protekt® KL 105. This efficient system combines the characteristics of a base and topcoat system in just one coat. The coating companies of DELTA-MKS® systems were also pleased with the new user manual, which is now also available in Chinese.
In addition to the meeting schedule there was also sufficient time to discuss experiences with the requirements of corrosion protection systems, which are increasing continuously - also in the Chinese market - and networking.