BALLARD BUILDS OUT CHINA OPERATIONS CENTER
Ballard Power Systems has opened its first corporate office headquartered in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, China. This office will serve as the company’s initial operations center in China, supporting management, sales and business development, technical, after-sales and administrative support personnel.
The company also recently completed the registration of a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) with the name of Guangzhou Ballard Power Systems Co.
The rapid and successful establishment of commercial relationships in China over the past year necessitates an in-country operations team for Ballard. Last year she built out her sales and service teams. Next step will be to expand the China team to almost 20 people by year-end 2017 to support planned customer growth. This staff will fulfill a number of key roles, including business development, account management, applications engineering, after-sales support, quality assurance and supply chain management.
Ballard also announced the promotion of Alfred Wong to Managing Director, Asia Pacific. Wong has relocated to China, working out of the Guangzhou office, to support Ballard activities.