Twenty years after it first set foot in the country, Gerber Technology is continuing its Chinese expansion.

The latest sales and service office in Nanjing, China brings the number of Gerber's Chinese offices to 14 - and the company also plans to open offices in the cities of Dongguan and Ningbo before the start of 2003.

The CAD/CAM supplier is represented in China through its own offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Shishi, Wuhan and Hong Kong and by agents/distributors in Beijing, Dalian, Zhuhai and Macau.  

"Next year marks the 20th anniversary of Gerber's presence in China," noted Steven Tang, regional vice president of Far East and Pacific. "For two decades we've demonstrated our commitment to manufacturers throughout the region by building the largest network of service personnel and stationing them in cities where the vast majority of our customers are located."

"We have chosen the cities of Dongguan and Ningbo as the sites for new sales and service offices because that is where the critical mass of our customers is," explains James Arthurs, executive vice president of Gerber Technology.

"We currently serve more than 40 customers in Dongguan - an office there will allow us to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with each of them. An office in Ningbo will enable us to be more attentive to several prominent customers we have there. It will also provide additional resources to help smaller companies in the area begin to automate their operations and improve their profitability."