Clayton Industries, a maker of industrial steam boilers in City of Industry, Calif., has formed a joint venture to produce equipment sold exclusively in China. The new enterprise, Clayton-KLD China Ltd., is headquartered in Macau and includes KLD Industrial Developing Co., which operates a factory in Hangzhou. The plant already is making Clayton steam generators ranging in size from 150 to 600 BHP. Smaller and larger units will continue to be imported from the United States. KLD has been Clayton’s exclusive distributor in China since 1982.
“The People’s Republic of China is an enthusiastic, fast-growing market for our steam generators, and one we can best serve from within the country,” says John Clayton, president and CEO of Clayton Industries. “Our long-time association with KLD, and their thorough knowledge of our equipment and its uses, is a very promising combination.”
In further expansion moves, Clayton Industries has established a sales and service group, Clayton Sistemas de Vapor, in Barcelona, and a new Southeast Asian regional sales headquarters in the Philippines.
Xavier Subirana heads up the group in Spain, and Paul Lamberts manages the new office near Davao on the Philippines’ south island.