Goes to the site of electric bus fad in China. ❷ Haiger-Scania Factory
1.2 billion dollars of asset· 35 thousand of annual production, Haiger, the Mega-corporation Gets rid of the stereotype of product of China through European technology and quality standards.Collaboration with Scania for production of European export models…A/S is also 'Global Standards’In the domestic electric bus market, Chinese brands of commercial vehicles show visible accomplishments by achieving good sales performance. What are the secrets of Chinese electric bus companies' accomplishments in Korea. To identify the origin of Chinese electric bus sensation, we visited Haiger headquaters and factory. The first things that caught our eyes in Haiger factory were its huge dimension and facility. The name 'Scania', which is a Swedish commercial vehicle brand familiar in Korea, also caught our eyes. In China, when an overseas automobile brand enters into Chinese market, it is mandatory to establish a joint corporation with a local corporation. It is to induce technology development of Chinese automobile companies through collaboration as well as protection of domestic industry. Therefore, numerous world commercial vehicle brands have entered into Chinese market through collaboration with Chinese local corporations. 'Scania', which is known for its excellent technology and quality, joined hands with 'Haiger' in 2007 among over 100 bus companies in China. ■ 50,000㎡ Total Floor Area, Has its own tennis courtThere might be so many buyers visiting from all over the world. There are 'Haiger Introductin Center' and restaurant for visitors in the factory. The production facility is 50,000㎡(15,000 pyeong) total floor area with production factory, its own water leak test, roll-over test facility and driving test. It has a system that all procedures can be done at one place from production to R&D. ■ Haiger-Scania, Produces Luxury Buses for Emport to EuropeThere is 'Haiger-Scania' factory with a huge dimension similar to that of headquarters for Emport to Europe at an 10 minute's drive. In this site, Scania luxury buses for export to Europe are manufactured. The facility level is as good as those of other worldwide brands to meet 'global standards' to manufacture luxury line buses in Europe. An authority of the company said the electric buses of Haiger for Korea would be manufactured here. ■ A/S is also advanced, ‘International Standards’ from education to workThe authority of the company guided us to Haiger A/S center. At the center, all the procedures from technology education to customer service were done at one place.The authority said that the company adopted the working standard of Scania and established a system that can apply the demand of customers all over the world at A/S center to improve products continuously. ■ Pride in products, changes the stereotype of ‘products of China’Haiger was equipped with an electro painting line by investing 100 million yuan(34 billion won in Korean currency) in 2011. The corrosion resistance is one of essential elements that buses should have. In addition, the company is raising the level of facilities and equipment as high as other numerous world bus manufacturers through constant investment. While state-of-the-art production facilities and equipment can be evaluation standards for manufactures, what was the most impressive was that all the employees are full of pride. The pride that they are manufacturing world best products and satisfying customers through constant improvement might be the origin of the sensation of Chinese buses.