Sanhua opens technology R&D center in Houston

Chinese component maker is also planning to open a North American headquarters.

Sanhua's new Texas Technology Center

Sanhua, a Chinese manufacturer of HVACR components for residential, commercial and automotive air conditioning, including components that use propane, will open the Sanhua Texas Technology Center (STTC) on November 15 in Houston, Texas.

The STTC will complement Sanhua’s testing and R&D facility located at its headquarters in Hangzhou, China, and “provide regional testing resources and design support,” said Michael Smith, marketing communications director-North America for Sanhua International, Inc. The facility represents an initial investment of $10 million and will employ 20-25 people from the local area.

“Houston was chosen following an exhaustive search of possible U.S. locations,” said CY Zheng, president, Sanhua North America. “We based this decision on the hospitality of the state and local government, the availability of a large pool of skilled local talent to fill our specialized staffing needs and the great transportation network here including the world-class international airport.”

In the next few years, Sanhua is planning additional investment in the U.S., including a North America Headquarters. “We look forward to working with Texas and Houston governments as we consider the site for our U.S. headquarters,” Zheng said. Houston is in the final list of cities being considered.

Sanhua manufactures thermostatic expansion valves, reversing valves, heat exchangers and coils, filters, receivers, suction accumulators, sight glasses, electronic controls, variable speed controls and any component found in an air conditioner with the exception of the compressor.

Sanhua says that it is the only company in the world capable of integrating components using flammable refrigerants into microchannel heat exchangers.

By Michael Garry

Nov 14, 2018, 22:45

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