Amsterdam, 16 November 2007- Hyva Group (“Hyva”), the global provider of lifting and tipping systems to the commercial vehicle industry, last night came runner up in the prestigious Cathay Pacific China Trader Award.
The Cathay Pacific China Trader Awards evening was hosted by Cathay Pacific Airways, the China Council of the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and held at the Castle ‘De Wittenburg’ in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. The annual award recognises outstanding success by Dutch businesses operating in Hong Kong and China.
The winner of this year’s award was KEMA, a technical consultancy company, with IGM Resins, a global supplier of specialty chemicals, runner-up alongside Hyva.
Hyva was singled out for its success in innovation, creativity and profitability across its Chinese operations. Hyva has been operating in China since 1996 and in 2004 opened its latest manufacturing plant in China to satisfy growing demand in the domestic market.
Hyva offers a wide range of technical products and components to the Chinese market. The products manufactured in China are used in connection with hydraulic loading and unloading systems on trucks and trailers for the road transportation industry. Business is currently expanding rapidly to satisfy growing demand for improved logistics from the global business community that is increasingly using China as a manufacturing centre. Hyva also plays an important role in the manufacturing and supply of compactors and waste collecting units for the environmental services industry in China, which is a strong growth area with increased focus on environment issues.
Louwrens Dijkstra, CEO of Hyva, said: “This important recognition by the judges tonight shows how far Hyva has come since we started our operations in Holland 28 years ago. Hyva is now a global company – as much a Chinese company as a Dutch one. Our success in China, where we have been operating for over a decade, and other markets around the world is based on our investment of time in understanding local needs. Our excellent performance in China can be shared with our operations all over the world”.
Founded in 1979, Hyva Group is the leading global provider of innovative transport solutions for the commercial vehicle industry. The company is committed to the development, production, marketing and distribution of components used in hydraulic loading and unloading systems on trucks and trailers.
Hyva produces the strongest hydraulic telescopic cylinder in the world and has the following brands and product groups in its portfolio: Hyva Hydraulics (cylinders and tipping gear), Hyva Lift (container handling systems), Hyva Floor (horizontal unloading/loading floors) and Kennis (rolloader cranes). Hyva is also an important player in the manufacturing and supply of compactors and waste collecting units for the environmental services industry.
The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn in The Netherlands and has well equipped manufacturing facilities in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Italy and The Netherlands. Operating in more than 130 countries the company has more than 1,500 employees around the world, 28 subsidiaries and 7 production facilities.
Sales from Hyva China have grown from €7m to €80m over the past 4 years. Hyva China employs 270 personnel and produces approximately 40,000 telescopic front tipping cylinders for trucks and trailers, 250 container lifting systems (hook loaders) and 500 mobile and static waste compactors.