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Etteplan China: Offshoring for cost-efficiency without compromising on quality

With units in China since 2004, Etteplan is the oldest and largest Nordic engineering design company operating in the Chinese market. Based on well-established position, we have the technological and business expertise to solve most challenging engineering design, technology transfer and offshoring needs for our customers, including technical documentation.

Etteplan’s high-quality services in China offer operational flexibility for Western companies under demand uncertainty as well improved cost-efficiency and competitiveness. For China based companies we provide full-scale engineering design services during all the phases of the product life cycle.

Etteplan’s data security systems, quality assurance processes including high engineering quality are highly valued by both our local and Western customers in China.

With over 220 employees in our offices in Shanghai, Kunshan and Suzhou, we serve some 150 customers including Nordic and local companies. Customers utilizing Etteplan’s services in China include ABB, Valmet, Metso Power, Ensto, Vacon, Evac, Maillefer, Ensto, Husqvarna, Philips Healthtech and Philips Lighting.

Etteplan China

Etteplan has a proven track record in helping customers achieve operational flexibility combined with low cost engineering and technical writing.
Expertise in advanced engineering methods and process knowledge are Etteplan’s key strengths in helping our customers to decrease engineering design and manufacturing costs. Etteplan’s offering range from individual assignments, such as material procurement from China to comprehensive project deliveries.

Etteplan’s offshoring engineering services cover for instance mechanical engineering, electrical, automation, electronics as well as technical product information services. Etteplan has the capability to provide 24/7 service to customers operating globally for instance in the areas of global item management and technical product information.

Etteplan has successfully ramped up offshoring services for several customers. Based on Etteplan’s proven approach to build up the required competencies and train offshore engineering teams our customers are able to achieve the targets set for the engineering team performance even on a tight schedule.

Thanks to its proven track record in China and highly qualified local experts, Etteplan has technology and business experience to help customers transfer production and localize products to meet the Chinese manufacturing and market requirements. By engaging Etteplan in the technology transfer process, our customers are able to tap into considerable cost savings and growth opportunities of the Chinese market due to accelerated time-to-market and high quality operations.
Quality is one of the key issues for Western companies to attend to when setting up operations in China. Without proper quality assurance procedures and management, the targeted cost savings from low cost operations may easily be diluted by sub-par quality and overrun manufacturing deadlines.

Etteplan provides full range quality assurance services to customers who want to ensure top quality operations, but do not necessarily have the resources or expertise to do that on the spot.

Etteplan has the capability of serving customers, who don’t have any operations in China, but who want to take advantage of the low cost sourcing opportunities. Our local quality assurance engineers ensure high-quality operations at lowest possible cost freeing up customer’s time to focus on business development.


  • Offshoring
  • Technology transfer
  • Quality assurance
  • Data security
  • Low cost against high quality deliverables
Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Leo Adank +31 (0) 6 5372 6555 leo.adank(at)
Daniel Tänzer +49 (0) 175 / 2241741 daniel.taenzer(at)
Jukka Toimela +358 103 07 23 31 jukka.toimela(at)
Eric Tengstrand +46 70 757 7440 eric.tengstrand(at)
Winni Liu +86 512 5768 9999 winni.liu(at)
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