February 6th marks the start of the Chinese New Year At the factories in Vietnam, the turning of the year is duly celebrated with gifts to the employees, visits from Buddhist priests and energetic bouts of karaoke. Most industrial facilities in Vietnam are therefore closed for a period of 10–14 days. The majority of people also return to their home regions to celebrate what is known locally as the Tet Holiday.
Wollenberg has invested in tools and machinery for a new project for the pump and valve industry. DS-Wollenberg supplies handwheels at extremely competitive prices, and this has led to a sharp rise in demand for these products. Nicolai puts it as follows: “Right now, we have opened the door to the UK market, but we are looking to provide service throughout Europe – and ideally to the American market as well.” The handwheels are made entirely on the basis of the customer’s specific wishes and requirements, and in all kinds of metals.