FOM (Shanghai) Co., Ltd Begins Production

FOM (Shanghai) Company, Ltd., a wholly foreign-owned enterprise of The French Oil Mill Machinery Company, in Shanghai, China, has begun production of French’s polymer processing equipment. The 18,000 square foot facility opened in October 2009 and allows FOM (Shanghai)’s parent company, French, to provide the Chinese polymer processing market with Chinese-manufactured machinery or imported machinery, as desired by the customers.

According to Daniel P. French, Chairman and President of The French Oil Mill Machinery Company, “Opening FOM (Shanghai) Company, Ltd. was a strategic business decision in the ongoing process to provide superior service to our Chinese customers and the booming synthetic rubber industry in the country.”

FOM (Shanghai) will also produce French’s world-renowned line of oilseed processing equipment for the Chinese oilseed market

French maintains their headquarters in Piqua, Ohio, USA, for sales, engineering, manufacturing and support of its polymer, oilseed and hydraulic products for customers worldwide. The 225,000 square foot corporate office and manufacturing facility will continue to be the main source for serving non-Chinese customers, with new machinery and after-market parts.

For over 110 years, French has been a leader in the technology and quality of industrial process machinery. The Company designs and manufactures a broad range of ISO-certified mechanical dewatering and drying presses for the synthetic rubber industry as well as a wide assortment of hydraulic presses, for molding and shaping rubber and composite materials. In addition, French has equipment for the preparation and extraction of vegetable oils, such as soybeans, cottonseed, canola, etc., for food and industrial uses, including bio-diesel and other fuels. With customers in more than 80 countries, French works with its customers to be their Partner in Processing.

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