R&D Capability From
North America

Create “absolute competitive advantage” with First-class Core Technology

One would possess no core competitiveness without possessing core technology – this is the greatest insight attained by Kaishan during its 60 years of history and more than 40 years of experience in air compressor manufacturing. As such, Kaishan devotes, annually, significant amount of research and development funds for technological innovation, talent procurement and cultivation. The company has come a long way from “not possessing core technology to possessing first-class core technology”. Today this concept is deeply ingrained in the company’s top management.

In 2009 the company established a North America Development Center in Seattle in the U.S. It followed the establishment of its sales network which spanned the U.S., Australia, Russia, Southeast Asia and Brazil, and heralded the company’s internationalization effort. The company’s aim was to create an brand-new model involving “developed in the U.S. and made in China”.

The establishment of the North America Development Center did not merely enable Kaishan to obtain the latest industry movements at the first opportunity, but also offered a window for Kaishan to put one of the most important – if not the most important – businesses in the United States, a country that is reputed to have the most powerful innovative abilities and the greatest concentration of technical talents. It also enabled Kaishan to integrate top experts throughout the world and hence enhanced its research capability, thereby ensuring that Kaishan maintains world-leading technological level and research deliverables. At the same time, the internationalization of sales and research also meant increasing significance in Kaishan’s strategy of globalization.

Kaishan’s North America Development Center is staffed with a batch of world-class experts in compressors, including world-renowned screw compressor expert Dr. Tang Yan, top centrifugal compressor expert Dr. Brasz and axial-flow compressor expert Mr. Biederman.

Dr. Tang Yan

Dr. Tang is one of few top screw compressor experts in the world. He is also a distinguished expert under China’s “Recruitment program of global experts”. T-, α- and Y-line models invented by him are applied in about 15% of the world’s screw compressors. He obtained his doctorate degree and subsequent appointment as researcher under the support of venerable screw compressor enterprise Houghton. Dr. Tang is currently a senior engineer in Carrier Air-conditioner under American conglomerate UTC. The T-model triple-rotor refrigerant compressor developed by him remains to-date to have achieved the highest efficiency anywhere in the world. He is vice president and chief engineer of Quincy Compressor of the U.S.

Mr. Biederman

Mr. Biederman was formerly an engineer and senior engineer in numerous departments of UTC, as well as former person-in-charge of ORC project. He was also formerly senior engineer in GE New Energy and recyclable energy project, and an expert in axial-flow compressor.

Research & development team

Dr. Fan Zengzh

He was formerly technical director of Bizer’s Beijing company. He is a renowned expert in refrigeration and air-conditioner systems as well as a member of the “Recruitment program of global experts”. Dr. Tang Yan’s compressor technology perfectly complements the system integration technology of Dr. Fan Zengzhi, which enables Kaishan to obtain enormous technological advantages in the refrigeration industry.

Mr. Jiang Xiaohua

He is the person-in-charge of air centrifugal compressor project and also a long-term technical person-in-charge in foreign compressor companies.

Zhu Jianguo, senior enginee

He has been devoted to design of air compressor systems for more than 20 years, and developed full series of diesel-powered air compressor products.

Mr. Hui Dengfeng

Under Dr. Tang’s careful grooming, Mr. Hui has rapidly developed impeccable skills and experience in compressors. He is currently responsibrtle for screw air compressors, screw gas compressors and gas expander projects.

Mr. Tian Bingbing

He is an experienced designer of gas compressor system and also the technical person-in-charge of Kaishan’s gas compressor business department

“Absolute leadership” from comparative competitive advantages

What is the difference between 99 degrees and 100 degrees? On the surface the difference is only one degree, but in reality it is the difference between warm water and boiling water. Apply this principle to an enterprise and it is the difference between being good or outstanding. Through extraordinary focus and investments over a prolonged period of time in research and development, Kaishan does not simply possess an excellent technical power and it is able to launch a series of highly efficient and reliable products with low-noise, whose performance indicators all greatly exceed those of other similar-class products made both locally and internationally. Possession of absolute advantages in technology and products has enabled Kaishan to attain “differentiation competitive advantage” so emphatically espoused in Michael Porter’s theory on competitive strategies.

Today, Kaishan is the only company in the world that is capable of achieving Class One energy-efficiency for its full range of screw air compressors. Moreover, it is Asia’s largest and the world’s third-largest manufacturer of screw compressor. In addition, Kaishan has the capacity to recover low-grade energy and thus achieve high-efficient and gradient use of energy. Kaishan Compressor Co., Ltd has come a long way of being an outright manufacturer of compressors and is today a global leading enterprise capable of producing new energy power stations and supplying energy-efficient products and solutions.