TIANJIN, China -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON) opened a new office in the Huaming Industrial Zone of Tianjin, northern China. A subsidiary of Honeywell Tianjin Co., Ltd., the facility will provide engineering services and turnkey solutions—including design, systems integration, testing and training—for Honeywell process industry customers in China and the Asia Pacific region.
Spanning 7,000 square meters and serving as the operational base for Honeywell Process Solutions engineers, the new office will serve customers in oil and gas, chemical, power and pulp and paper industries.
"This new facility demonstrates Honeywell's long-term commitment to the Chinese market," said Chris Dartnell, vice president and general manager, strategic geographies, Honeywell Process Solutions. "At Tianjin we will provide state-of-the-art technology solutions and lifecycle services to Chinese and Asia Pacific customers. We are committed to investing in China and to helping our customers improve the safety, reliability and sustainability of their operations in the long term."
"We welcome Honeywell as the first Fortune 500 company to establish operations in the Huaming Industrial Zone, and we welcome the company's continued support and investment in the Tianjin Municipality," said Dai Dongqiang, executive officer of Dong Li district, Tianjin. "The Tianjin municipality is home to major industries including petrochemicals, as well as being rich in oil and mineral deposits. The local process industries will now have easy access to experts in the field and the best portfolio of process control solutions at Honeywell's Tianjin site."
Innovation has been the driving force of Honeywell's continued growth worldwide, particularly in high-growth regions like China. In China, the company has established RD&E facilities in major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Nanjing, Suzhou, Xi'an, with over 1,400 dedicated technologists and scientists tackling some of the country's toughest challenges including energy efficiency, energy generation, safety and security. Prior to the new engineering facility in Tianjin, Honeywell Process Solutions established a global engineering service facility in Chongqing in 2007, with a dedicated engineering team to solve local customer problems.
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, NJ, Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. Honeywell has a long history in China that goes back to 1935 when it established the first franchise in Shanghai. Today, all of Honeywell's four Strategic Business Groups are represented in China, and all of them have relocated their Asia Pacific headquarters to China. Over the years, Honeywell has set up subsidiaries and joint ventures in over 20 cities across the country. Honeywell employs approximately 12,000 people in China.
Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.