UpRight Asia opens in China

By Sarah Ann McCay23 April 2012

Scott Van Der Valk, general manager, UpRight Asia

Scott Van Der Valk, general manager, UpRight Asia

Instant UpRight has begun manufacturing operations at its new facility in China.

The Dublin-based aluminium access tower manufacturer acquired the Scaffworx facility in Guangzhou, China in 2011. The site will now operate as UpRight Asia, and will lead the company's expansion in the region.

UpRight Asia will manufacture and supply a range of welded and non-welded mobile aluminium towers, low-level access products and aluminium system scaffold for Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East. China will also become the development centre for low-level access product.

The company's main Dublin plant will continue to manufacture and supply aluminium tower systems for Europe and North America. Dublin will also continue to design and manufacture the company's custom-made products for the power generation, aviation and industrial markets.

The launch of UpRight Asia will enable the company to benefit from a lower cost manufacturing base while still pulling on its 65 years of experience in the access market, according to John Nevin, Instant UpRight's managing director.

UpRight Asia general manager Scott Van Der Valk will head up the new operation.

The official opening of the UpRight Asia plant will take place in October this year.

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