Wärtsilä Opens New South Korea Service Center and Office
Wärtsilä's long established presence in South Korea has been further strengthened with the opening of its new service center and office in Eomgung, Busan. By opening these premises, Wärtsilä will be able to centralize its business units in Korea, as Services, Ship Power, Power Plants and Industrial Operations, together with finance and administration, will eventually relocate to the new office. The new facility, located close to the new port in Busan, covers an area of 12 000 m2 and will be fully operational by July 2009, by which time all workshop equipment will be in place.
Wärtsilä's involvement in Korea goes back to 1986 with the establishment of the Wärtsilä Korea Liaison Office, which organized License Agreements with SsangYong Heavy Industries for engine production under license. Wärtsilä Korea Ltd was established in 1993. In May 2007, Wärtsilä opened its Land & Sea Academy in Busan, which was followed in September, 2007 by a new service center at Incheon. The new center now opening in Eomgung, Busan, will consolidate all of the Korean operations to better serve our customers. The new facility means that Wärtsilä now has four locations in the world's principal shipbuilding country.
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