Gleason Corporation Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Suzhou, China

Jul 11, 2012

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, USA, July 11, 2012 – Gleason Corporation today announced the grand opening and dedication of a new world class manufacturing facility in Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, China.

The new facility is home to the Company’s Gleason Gear Technology (Suzhou), Co., Ltd. (GGTS) operation, which was established in 2007.  The new factory brings together under one roof the Company’s machine and cutting tool production, which were formerly located in separate facilities in the Suzhou Industrial Park.  The new factory is a LEEDS qualified 14,500 square meter (156,000 sq. ft.) facility, climate-controlled for high-precision manufacturing.  GGTS produces Gleason’s highly successful line of Genesis® gear hobbing machines for the China market, and also produces a large line of gear cutting tools, including hobs, shaper cutters and bevel gear cutting tools.  Gleason expects additional products and services will be added over time as market needs and opportunities present themselves. 

“We are proud and excited to open this state-of-the-art facility expanding our already growing presence in China,” said John J. Perrotti, President and Chief Executive officer of Gleason Corporation. "This investment in our new facility along with the continued expansion of our technical staff in China is a strong statement about our long-term commitment to this important market."

Gleason Corporation’s mission is to be The Total Gear Solutions Provider™ to its global customer base.  Gleason is a world leader in the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery and related equipment. The Company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, energy, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets. Gleason has manufacturing operations in Rochester, New York; Rockford, Illinois; Dayton, Ohio; Munich and Ludwigsburg, Germany; Studen, Switzerland; Bangalore; India, and Suzhou, China and has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region.

GGTS Facility Suzhou, China