LiuGong and Dressta combine Singapore offices
LiuGong joins up Asia Pacific operations following HSW acquisition
It has been announced that LiuGong Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of LiuGong machinery, is to house the Asia Pacific arm of Dressta Co.
The move comes following the Chinese manufacturer’s acquisition of Polish company Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW), the civil engineering and distribution operations which are performed by Dressta.
“The successful integration of both businesses marks a tremendous opportunity for LiuGong to achieve further growth in this region,” commented Dressta Asia Pacific’s new general manager Joseph Wong.
In addition to his new role, Wong will continue to perform his existing duties as customer service director at LiuGong Machinery Asia Pacific. From now on, Dressta team members operating in the region will be based at LiuGong Asia Pacific’s headquarters in Tuas Loop, Singapore.
Wong is clearly pleased with the way in which the integration of the two divisions has been conducted.
“We see Dressta colleagues as our extended family members,” he explained. “Hence, not a single staff member was laid off during the integration of LiuGong and Dressta."
Established in 1937, HSW produces crawler dozers at its plant in Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland. It is hoped that the acquisition, which was origianlly agreed in January 2012, will both expand LiuGong’s product line and strengthen its distribution capabilities.
“The combined distribution network will allow us to bring our expanded product line to more of our dealers, more efficiently, and offer better support for both LiuGong and Dressta customers,” added Wong.