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Weichai engine successfully enters North American high-end market

2017.06.19
 

Recently, city ferries equipped with Weichai Baudouin engineswere put into operation in New York City. The successful application in North American high-end market indicates thatWeichaihas taken a solid step forward in the transformation and upgrading.

[Introduction]Speed up the transformation between new and old driving factors and promote economic restructuring and upgrading quality and efficiency. Recently, city ferries equipped with Weichai Baudouin engines were put into operation in New York City. The successful application in North American high-end market indicates that Weichai has taken a solid step forward in the transformation and upgrading.

As the center of New York City, Manhattan and Brooklyn are facing serious traffic pressure, for which the New York City government specifically putcity ferriesinto use between the two areas. The project was first launched in 2016, and the first batch of ten ferries were recently delivered and put into official use.These "water buses" have now become the first choice for travel.

[Comments]Luan Encheng,general manager of WeichaiBaudouin (Weifang) Company

"All the engines in these ferries are ‘MADE IN CHINA’.The world-famous engines like Caterpillar and Cummins are made in USA, so for Chinese products to enter the US market is indeed very, very difficult. "

These "water buses" equipped with Weichai Baudouin engines, work every day for more than 18 hours since being put into use. The power, performance and economic indicators all exceeded customer expectations. The United States has the most advanced engine technology and most strict emission standards in the world, so entering the US market means that the Weichai engineshave achieved the world-class level.

[Comments]Paul Pryor, New York marine engine dealer

"Our customers are very satisfied with the performance of the performance, services and ease of use. Our team is also looking forward to the even better market performance of Weichai Baudouin engines."

In 2009, Weichai acquired Baudouin, one of France's largest marine engine companies, to build a global R&D and sales platform and explore global markets. Baudouin's annual output rose from less than 100 units to current 1500 units.

[Comments]FabrizioMozzi, general manager of Weichai Baudouin (France) Company

"Bodouan is a century-old company with business in Europe, Mediterranean coast and North Africa, but not the US market. Weichai's M&A greatly enhanced the presence of Baudouin in the North American market."

In the first five months of this year, Weichai's business income at home and abroad reached 86 billion yuan, rising 80 percent. Out of the income, more than one-third came from overseas business. The acquisitions of Weichai have all been profitable as of right now.

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