Chen Hsong looks overseas to balance softness in China

By Steve Toloken
Staff Reporter / Asia Bureau Chief

Published: June 27, 2013 2:08 pm ET
Updated: June 27, 2013 2:09 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Machinery

One of China’s largest plastics equipment makers, Hong Kong-based Chen Hsong Holdings Ltd., will focus on export markets to make up for weakness in mainland China and Taiwan that lowered sales 2 percent to HK$1.79 billion (US$230.7 million) in its most recent fiscal year, the company said in a June 27 report.

Still, the firm said it was seeing “significant sales increases” from its moves into making large-tonnage injection molding machines, including delivering what it said was the largest Chinese-made injection press — a 4,500-ton ultra-large two-platen press — to a European customer.

And the company said it planned this year to start manufacturing ultra-large machines using technology licensed from Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Plastic Technology Co. Ltd.

Chen Hsong expects continued sales growth in its large tonnage machines and in international markets.

“The group’s strategy toward expanding market share amidst cloudy global economic prospects is to increase investments in developing international markets,” it said in a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange detailing results for the fiscal year which ended March 31. “In China, the group will strive to achieve respectable results.”

It said international sales rose 11 percent to HK$511 million (US$65.9 million), while mainland China and Hong Kong dropped 3 percent, to HK$1.17 billion (US$150.9 million).

Sales in Taiwan nose-dived 32 percent to HK$114 million (US$14.7 million), which it attributed to weak demand in overseas markets hurting Taiwan’s export-oriented industry.

The company said in May it opened a sales and support office in Brazil.

“The weak economy in China had a serious impact on customer confidence which in turn suppressed capital investments,” said. “This was especially pronounced in manufacturing sectors producing consumer products (such as household appliances and general electronic goods) as well as producing for export.”

It said it saw a “marked sales decline” in demand for small-and-medium tonnage machines. Profit for the year fell 35 percent, to HK$104 million (US$13.4 million), it said.


Comments

Chen Hsong looks overseas to balance softness in China

By Steve Toloken
Staff Reporter / Asia Bureau Chief

Published: June 27, 2013 2:08 pm ET
Updated: June 27, 2013 2:09 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Windmöller & Hölscher looking to continued growth in China

July 21, 2014 3:40 pm ET

With 2013 global sales of 600 million euros, China has grown into an important export market for Windmöller & Hölscher KG, second only to the United...    More

Image

Thermoforming Technology Group adds Lyle Industries to its portfolio

July 18, 2014 2:48 pm ET

Thermoforming Technology Group LLC has expanded its thermoforming equipment presence with the acquisition of Lyle Industries Inc.    More

Image

Infiltrator goes very large scale for injection press

July 18, 2014 1:45 pm ET

Infiltrator Systems Inc. has designed and built a mammoth injection press, with 6,000 tons of clamping force, to mold septic tank halves measuring 15 ...    More

Image

Milacron names Gallagher COO

July 17, 2014 1:41 pm ET

U.S. machinery maker Milacron LLC has named John J. Gallagher III as Chief Operating Officer for its Melt Delivery & Control Systems, Fluid...    More

Image

Italian machinery exports up

July 16, 2014 11:40 am ET

The Italian trade association for plastic and rubber processing equipment makers, Assocomaplast, has announced that exports are up by almost 9 percent...    More

Market Reports

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Market Review & Outlook 2014

This special report from Plastics News examines the North American plastics recycling industry and provides insight into indicators that impact market viability, including Resin pricing trends for virgin and recycled market material and historical Resin production trends for post- consumer and industrial waste.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events