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Concentric China Expands
06-05-2005

Concentric plc. has strengthened its Chinese office with the recruitment of two high-level engineers at its offices in Shenyang, China, which operates as a procurement and engineering resource, pending the inauguration of a full-scale manufacturing facility for oil and water pumps for medium and heavy diesel engines.

The two new employees, Lu Gui Ping and Zeng Fu Yun, are both Supplier Development Engineers. They will report to Pete Smith, Technical Manager of Concentric China and will be supported by Miss Li Xiu Yan, the company's Business Manager.

Mike Attwood, Managing Director of Concentric China, commented: "The role of Lu Gui Ping and Zeng Fu Yun is to develop the current and new supplier base to ensure the supply of top-quality parts to schedule and on time. They will set up the necessary quality control systems within the supplier base, ensure that the importance of these standards is understood and oversee the PPAP and pre-production process. They will also be involved in the introduction of new projects, problem-solving and new business acquisition."

"These appointments represent a significant strengthening of Concentric's resources in China. They will enhance our ability to act as communication channel between Concentric's technical centre in the UK and both customers and suppliers in China. Both Zeng Fu Yun and Lu Gui Ping have in-depth experience and excellent contacts in the automotive engineering sector, which will also play an important part in the further development of Concentric's presence in China." Lu Guiping is a graduate of the Kunming University of Science and Technology, where he studied in the Metal Materials and Heat Treatment Department. On graduation he joined the Shanghai Xiangming Bearing Factory, where he gained a wide range of experience, moving from Workshop Director to Technical Manager, Sales Manager and finally Managing Director with responsibility for liaison with the Shanghai Volkswagen Community.

Zeng Fuyun holds a degree from the Northwest Polytechnic University and an MBA from the Sino-Dutch International Business Centre of Nanjing University. He began his career as Assistant Engineer (forgings and castings) with the Jincheng Group, subsequently joining the company's joint venture with the Gold Lion Group of Malaysia. This was followed by management positions with Jincheng's import/export company and with ZF Jincheng (Nanjing) Steering pump Co. Concentric China is a subsidiary of Concentric plc, a major supplier to the world's, truck and construction equipment industries with plants in the UK, USA as well as India. In addition to oil and water pumps for diesel engines, the group also manufactures, lubrication pumps for transmissions and compressors, fans, impellers and associated equipment. The group centre of excellence for design, development and engineering is located in Birmingham, UK.

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