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The sales team of the Business Unit Carbon Fibers and Composite Materials will be managed out of SGL Group’s Chinese headquarter in Shanghai, covering the entire Asia-Pacific region from India to New Zealand. The team consists of sales and technical managers located in China, Japan and Korea. The target is to widen industry usage of carbon fiber and carbon composite products in the region.
Reflecting the growth potential of carbon fiber in the Asia-Pacific region and especially China, SGL Group has increased its regional sales team to meet the future demand for carbon fiber-based materials - as unveiled on the 24th of May 2011.
“Thanks to their unique properties, high strength and light weight, carbon fibers are in ever greater demand as a replacement for traditional materials,” explained Dr. Jürgen Köhler, Vice President Business Unit Carbon Fibers & Composite Materials.
SGL Group covers the entire carbon fiber value chain – from raw materials (precursors), carbon fibers, fabrics, prepregs and preforms to finished composite components (carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP). The portfolio includes high-performance materials based on carbon, glass and aramid fibers for industrial applications in growth industries, e.g. wind energy, sports equipment, automotive and aerospace.
About SGL Group
SGL Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carbon-based products. It has a comprehensive portfolio ranging from carbon and graphite products to carbon fibers and composites. SGL Group’s core competencies are its expertise in high-temperature technology as well as its applications and engineering know-how gained over many years. These competencies enable the Company to make full use of its broad material base. SGL Group’s carbon-based materials combine several unique properties such as electrical and thermal conductivity, heat and corrosion resistance as well as high mechanical strength combined with low weight. Due to the paradigm shift in the use of materials as a result of the worldwide shortage of energy and raw materials, there is a growing demand for SGL Group’s high-performance materials and products from an increasing number of industries. Carbon and graphite products are used whenever other materials such as steel, aluminum, copper, plastics, wood etc. fail due to their limited properties. Products from SGL Group are used predominantly in the steel, aluminum, automotive, chemical and glass/ceramics industries. However, manufacturers in the semiconductor, battery, solar/wind energy, environmental protection, aerospace and defense industries as well as in the nuclear energy industry also figure among the Company’s customers.
With 45 production sites in Europe, North America and Asia as well as a service network covering more than 100 countries, SGL Group is a company with a global presence. In 2010, the Company’s workforce of around 6,300 generated sales of €1,382 million. The Company’s head office is located in Wiesbaden/Germany.
More information : www.sglgroup.com