From the mountains of Switzerland to the South China Sea: At our Hong Kong location, an international, cross-functional team came together to improve the production processes there. Climbing metal leasing rates and increasing competition have the precious metals market in Asia, especially, on the move. Those who want to succeed in this environment must continually evaluate their processes and methods. It’s great to be able to benefit from a new Group member’s many years of experience.
It is often said that Hong Kong was founded for trade. As one of the most important economic centers in Asia, the Special Administrative Region on China’s southern coast is a significant location for Heraeus’s precious metals business. Heraeus supports clients throughout the continent from Hong Kong—and has done so for 45 years. But tradition does not protect against innovation. “We want to get better all the time,” says Bertha Cheung, Head of Operations at the Heraeus Precious Metals factory in Fanling, east of Hong Kong. “We do this by focusing on lean production, environmental protection, and occupational health and safety, as well as cost efficiency.”