Hatch wins Canada China Business Council Gold Medal as 2012 Member of the Year
December 10, 2012
An independent panel of Canadian and Chinese judges has unanimously selected Hatch as winner of the 2012 Member of the Year Gold-Medal Award for its business initiatives, transfer of technologies and metallurgical process expertise in China.
The Canada China Business Council sponsors the Award.
Our QSLIC (Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Co. Ltd.) program was used to explain in our submission how Hatch expertise and technologies contribute significantly to our very high standing in China.
QSLIC’s projects include a magnesium smelter that will be the largest of its kind in the world. At the same time the complex includes a calcium carbide smelter that will house four 90-megawatt, six-electrode furnaces, also the largest in the world.
Among the state-of-the-art innovations introduced by Hatch in China will be new process technologies and equipment that will minimize emissions and improve energy efficiency.
Hatch has been in China for 25 years, has completed more than 260 assignments, and has a staff of 190 in three cities.
Hatch is the first foreign company to have 100% ownership of a Chinese design institute. As a result Hatch is the only international company that holds a Class A Engineering Design License for metallurgical industries in China.
Global Managing Director Joe Lombard accepted the Award on November 27 on behalf of Hatch from the Chinese Ambassador to Canada His Excellency Zhang Junsai. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, was the keynote speaker at the awards ceremony.