KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH, has in its Large-Bore Piston unit established the company KS Large Bore Piston China specifically for the Asian markets. From its sales and production location in the Shanghai region, KSLP (China) Co. Ltd. supplies large-bore pistons for marine engines, locomotives and stationary generators to customers in China, Japan, and Korea. The Large-Bore Piston unit of Rheinmetall Automotive is thus systematically expanding its global presence.
The facility joins the Group's large-bore piston plants in Neckarsulm, Germany, und Marinette, Wisconsin, USA, and will focus on pistons with diameters of 160 to 350 mm for medium-speed diesel and gas engines. Completing the lineup are the matching cylinder liners for which M. Jürgensen GmbH & Co. KG will have a representative office in the new large-bore piston plant of KSLP China in the Plainvim industrial park in Kunshan.
The Chinese company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH. The plant has a production space of 8,100 m² and initially a workforce of around 45. Over the years ahead this will rise to around 100.