Sanhua Opens Texas Technology Center in Houston
Sanhua, a leading global manufacturer of HVACR components for residential, commercial and automotive air conditioning, opened the Sanhua Texas Technology Center (STTC) with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 15. Following the ribbon cutting, there were opening remarks by Betty Russo, representing Governor Abbott, Cody Holder representing Commissioner Cagle, Gwen Tillotson representing Mayor Turner and the Sanhua Chief Science Officer (CSO), Dr Linjie Huang. Following the remarks, a tour of the facility was provided. The Sanhua Texas Technology Center (STTC) and has an initial investment of $10 million USD into the greater Houston economy and employs 20-25 people from the local area.
Sanhua proudly selected Houston as the location for its North American Technology Center. “Houston was chosen following an exhaustive search of possible U.S. locations,” said CY Zheng, President, Sanhua North America. “We based this decision on the hospitality of the state and local government, the availability of a large pool of skilled local talent to fill our specialized staffing needs and the great transportation network here including the world-class international airport,” added Zheng.
With the next few years, Sanhua is planning additional investment in the U.S. including a North America Headquarters. “We look forward to working with Texas and Houston governments as we consider the site for our U.S. headquarters,” Zheng said. Houston is in the final list of cities being considered for the headquarters.
“Houston is a sought-after location for global firms seeking a location to establish their Americas headquarters,” said Horacio Licon, Vice President of International Investment and Trade for the Greater Houston Partnership. In 2017 alone, 41 foreign-owned firms opened or expanded operations in Houston, up from 25 the prior year. “The Partnership welcomes the announcement of the Sanhua Texas Technology Center and thanks the company for their investment in the Houston region.”
Sanhua manufactures thermostatic expansion valves, reversing valves, heat exchangers and coils, filters, receivers, suction accumulators, sight glasses, electronic controls, variable speed controls and any component found in an air conditioner with the exception of the compressor. Two-out-of-three heat pump air conditioners in the U.S. are equipped with a Sanhua reversing valve. One of four cars worldwide is equipped with a Sanhua expansion valve.