Our Chief Representative, Jolene Hu from Sparklike China Representative Office sends her greetings from Fenestration China (FC). The event was a great opportunity for Sparklike to connect with influential people from the glass industry, meet and greet existing clients and get a good sense of where the industry is heading in a country that is single-handedly responsible for 30% of world’s glass manufacturing. The Chinese glass industry has also gained momentum concerning tightening quality control requirements, since China is advancing in leaps and bounds to meet the production quality standard of their Western counterparts.
In order to tap into the great market potential that China has to offer, in addition of having Sparklike HQ in Helsinki and the Representative Office in China, we also have two distributors – China Building Material Test & Certification Group and Aoptek – covering the Chinese market. These connections have provided a lot of local contacts and valuable knowledge for us.
Reflecting the rapid growth of the Chinese glass production, over the years FC has grown to become Asia’s No.1 and World’s second largest windows and doors exhibition. Fenestration China was organized for the 14th time from the 9th until the 12th of November in Beijing, China. Each year, there are over 500 major manufacturers and suppliers from China and abroad showcasing the whole series of products in their industry chain. Sparklike was happy to be part of the Fenestration of China, third time in a row. Last two years, in 2014 and in 2015, we cooperated with our distributor Quanex Building Products. During this year’s FC we did not have a stand of our own, but decided to walk around the event instead in order to gain further understanding of the rapidly evolving Chinese glass industry. Our devices were showcased by our distributor Aoptek and by Kömmerling’s Chinese representatives. Our customer Koemmerling regards us as a potential strategic partner in two aspects, the first is to use Sparklike’s patented technology to test their spacer material (TPS) on gas retention property and the second is to promote gas filling IGU application to the Fenestration Industry
Our main purpose for participating in FC was to parallel the glass market trends now happening in China. To be more exact, we were looking to further develop our relationship with the wooden Windoor market and meet e.g. energy efficient window and curtain wall manufacturers and Windoor and curtain wall test labs. By joining Koemmerling’s alliances, we had the chance to have a depth talk with our existing customers, Huaying Glass and Baoding Dahan Glass Co., Ltd. about their need to test more complicated structures such as double and triple glazed IGU’s with coating and lamination. Thanks to Dahan Glass, we were also introduced to Technical Engineer from ADITIM Russia that is a very important contact for us.
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