LM: From a global perspective, where does Singamas rank in terms of the total number of manufactured containers?
JvO: Singamas is the second largest global container manufacturer but ranks third in the world in terms of the total number of ISO tank containers manufactured. The company has an annual production capacity of 1,000,000 TEU.
LM: How many Singamas factories are there and are they all in China?
JvO: Singamas has a total of ten factories and all of these are located in the People’s Republic of China. They are distributed over the Shanghai, Qidong, Tianjin, Qingdao, Xiamen, Huizhou, Ningbo and Yixing regions.
These factories produce dry freight containers, refrigerated containers, collapsible flatrack containers, bitutainers containers, tank containers, 53’ US domestic containers and specialised offshore containers. However, while there are ten factories, only one manufactures ISO tank containers.
LM: Would Singamas consider manufacturing tank containers outside China?
JvO:So far, there is no plan to manufacture outside the People’s Republic of China.
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