Today Tratos welcomes Mr Jeff Fan as the new Managing Director of Tratos China. Mr Fan’s primary focus will be to support and grow Tratos business in China from their local office based in Shanghai. Accompanied by Ms Winnie Yu in her capacity as Key Account Manager, Mr Jeff Fan brings additional local support to the Chinese operation of the Tratos Group. In addition, Mr Fan complements the groups experience with his long-standing background and knowledge in the Chinese market of heavy industries and Ports & Maritime, where he has held several senior key positions during the last years.
Mr Fan graduated in Mechanical engineering from Shanghai University and started his career in the Chinese crane manufacturer SPMP (later to become ZPMC). After a 7 year break from the Ports & Maritime industry, where he took different positions in sales & marketing on the Oil & Gas market (Caltex and Total Oil), Mr Fan joined Cavotec group in 2002. Appointed as Vice General Manager of Cavotec China, and deeply involved in daily operations, he acquired more than 20 years of experience in the Ports & Maritime, market and mining, and tunnelling industries.
In 2017 Mr Fan was appointed as Regional Sales Director of Cavotec, Ports & Maritime division, responsible for the Far East Region.
Last year, in Shanghai, Tratos celebrated 20 years of continuous cable supply and 10 years of corporate presence in Asia since the opening of their Shanghai office. At the ceremony, which was joined by several key customers and delegations from the UK, the Italian Chamber of Commerce, and representatives from bodies such as BSI Group and the IEC, Tratos CEO Dr Maurizio Bragagni made an overview and short presentation of the last decade and growth of Tratos in China. This has seen the company forging stable and strong relationships with companies like ZPMC, SANY and Wuxi Gongli. The group consolidated itself as referential on mining and automation projects for ports, recently supplying its goods for Qingdao, Rizhao or Taicang new terminals just to name some of the most relevant.
The appointment of Mr Fan comes at a significant time, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic showing the commitment of Tratos to its Chinese customers, and aspiration to continue growing regardless of this difficult period. Tratos has continued supplying without interruption its goods to the Asian ports and users during the pandemic and is now in a position to offer better service and presence to the region.