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HME tube mill Menden is supplier of medical tubes for Corona Emergency Hospitals to expand intensive care bed capacity.

The corona virus is spreading more and more worldwide. As one of the leading manufacturers of medical copper tubes, we have been supplying hospitals and medical facilities with these special products for decades.

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HME stands for sustainability and responsibility

Ecologically sustainable production and management - a matter of course for the employees of the copper tube producer HME Copper Germany GmbH, which is constantly being further developed with new measures. Conservation of resources, low limits for emissions during  production as well as ecological harmlessness during the entire service life and beyond are sustainable features of HME products. 


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European Tour of the Zhejiang Hailiang Management Team in May 2019

Last May, Mr. Zhu Zhangquan, Chairman and CEO of Zhejiang Hailiang, accompanied by  Dr. Jens-Uwe Heitsch, COO of HME Europe, and a group of managers, visited HME's 5 production sites in Europe. The trip took the group to the former KME plants in Berlin and Menden/Germany, Serravalle S./Italy, Boisthorel/France and Barcelona/Spain. 

In Berlin at the HME European Headquarter, Chairman Zhu and the European Management unveiled the HME logo in front of hundreds of employees. This act symbolized the beginning of a new chapter in the success story of the Hailiang Group and an important step in its global strategic orientation now also in Europe.

At all HME factories, Chairman Zhu spoke about Hailiangs Vision and Strategy to the workers and the unions. Hailiang is an industrial group that is focused on copper and brass semi-products, tubes and bars, for 30 years. In 2018, production and sales reached 700,000 ton, generating a turnover of 5.5 billion Euros with an annual net profit of about 120 million Euros.
Chairman Zhu stressed that Hailiang is a worldwide leader in copper and brass processing and that Europe is regarded as one of the core markets. Hailiang is therefore pleased to take over these production facilities with KME's professional and experienced staff.

Chairman Zhu welcomed the new members of the "Hailiang Family" and expressed his hope for a good future cooperation. Our common aim is to fully use resources to offer high quality products and services, and achieve better returns. Zhejiang Hailiang will in the future create high quality employment opportunities with high benefits for both the company and its employees.

Zhu's speech pointed out the direction for the future development of the factories and he also encouraged and inspired all participants to take great responsibility. A business improvement plan was presented for each factory. Furthermore, the situation of the European brass and copper processing market was discussed and analyzed with the team members and experiences were exchanged with the management teams of the individual European plants. All will work together to achieve Hailiang's strategic goal for 2025. Hailiang will create the necessary conditions in terms of recourses, distribution channels, technology and management with the aim of improving overall international competitiveness and increasing global market share and thus one day becoming an international giant in the field of smart manufacturing of non-ferrous metals.

KME divisions Tubes and Brass sold:

"Hailiang commitment opens up perspectives for the companies of the new Hailiang Metal Europe (HME)"  

On 1 April 2019, the Hailiang Group, one of the leading Chinese manufacturers of copper tubes and copper alloy rods, took over the European brass and tube business of the KME Group (Osnabrück). In addition to the locations in Berlin and Menden, these include further companies and plants in Italy, France and Spain.

Since 1 April Dr. Jens-Uwe Heitsch is head of the future "HME Brass Germany GmbH" (Berlin), emerging from the former KME Brass Germany GmbH and in which major parts of the brass business are bundled. Dr. Heitsch has extensive international experience in the development of production units in the metal business. With this background, he also assumes the function of COO European Operations.

 Expand leading market position

The Hailiang Group is one of the biggest private companies in China. In addition to the copper tube and brass rod business, the Group's portfolio - with 21,900 employees - includes a nationwide construction company as well as companies from the financial sector, the food industry and education.

The business segment "Tubes and Brass Rods" with the newly founded HME companies in Europe is represented by the Hailiang subsidiary Zhejiang Hailiang Co. Ltd., listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. The manufacturer and exporter is one of the largest producers of high-quality copper tubes and brass rods in the world.


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[Translate to Französisch:] The former KME Copper Tubes and Brass Alloy Rods Divisions have been acquired by the Hailiang Group, one of the world's largest copper tube manufacturers, effective April 1, 2019. (Photo: (c) KME) (Martin Marketing, April 2019)