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NEWS update: Sammet’s factory in Shanghai, China working at full capacity


Good news to all our partners. SAMMET’s state-of-the-art factory in Shanghai, China offers industry-leading manufacturing capacity and timely damper deliveries. Regardless of the global coronavirus situation, our staff is busy at work and production capacity at all time high. At the same time, Sammet is carefully following all instructions from Chinese and European authorities.

To answer our partners’ China manufacturing questions, we have collected an info package of our manufacturing presence in China below. Here’s how Sammet manages to deliver even the most demanding and big-scale projects on time.


What kind of facility does Sammet have in China? How does Sammet guarantee worker safety in its facility?

Sammet has two modern 3,176 square metre production halls in Jinshan, Shanghai. Currently one hall is reserved for manufacturing only. The other is for holding stock and packing products for delivery. We have plenty of manufacturing capacity and possibilities for further expansion, when required. As a rule, customers can always count on Sammet to prioritise worker safety. In each part of the facility, we have a “safety first” approach to ensure our workers operate in the safest environment possible. Working conditions are continuously monitored and documented. In addition, specific safety reviews are carried out regularly. Our daily production meetings and weekly management meeting always start with a discussion about work safety issues. All our personnel are equipped with modern up-to-date personal safety equipment and we have engineered specialised safety equipment for specific conditions, such as when working with heights. All our premises are kept clean and clutter-free because we always have safety and convenience in mind. Customers are welcome to visit our facilities at any time and gain first hand experience of Sammet’s “safety first” approach.

To organise a visit to our production facility in Shanghai, China, please call +358 14 3391 651 or send email to


Our business is growing. Does Sammet have the capacity and expertise to provide quality marine dampers to meet our needs?

Sammet is the world’s biggest producer of marine dampers by volume. Our dampers and components (e.g. actuators, piping systems, limit switches) incorporate the most advanced technology available. Since our inception, we have been focused on continuous improvement to meet the changing needs of customers and environmental regulations. Sammet’s marine dampers are already used in dozens of the world’s biggest ships, giving us the ability to track and monitor actual performance in use for to enable continuous improvement. A combination of the most advanced technology and Sammet’s quality promise, makes our marine dampers the safest choice for the most demanding offshore conditions (e.g. salt water, humidity, corrosive environment). Our customers have access to a range of standardised marine dampers which have been optimised to the smallest detail. We can also tailor-make a full range of cutting-edge damper solutions for offshore scrubber and catalyst systems, to any specification. You can call +358 14 3391 650 or send email directly to


Since opening your production facilities in China, do I need to contact an engineer in China to place order with Sammet?

Sammet Dampers (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. is a manufacturing facility only, responsible for producing Sammet products for the Chinese and Asian markets. Our European customers can continue to be served by manufacturing in Finland, Estonia and Poland and now have the choice of production in China, if it is more suited to their needs. No matter where production occurs, you will always get the same high quality, Sammet product. When placing an order or making inquiries, you will continue to speak with our team of qualified sales personnel who are based at our headquarters in Finland and always ready to assist you. Sammet’s working language is English. You can call +358 14 3391 650 or send email directly to


Sammet has recently opened new production facilities in Shanghai, China. How do you manage quality assurance at this facility?

Sammet has four, full time quality inspectors in China who meticulously assess quality in all phases of our manufacturing process. Thorough acceptance testing is carried out by one of our inspectors as soon as any components and materials arrive at the Shanghai facility. Every single piece of specialised material such as frame plates and shafts are inspected according to western standard mechanical and chemical (TUV) tests by an independent third party laboratory. After assembly, Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) is carried out by our own FAT specialists. A final quality inspection takes place before finished products are shipped to customers. All our quality assurance is performed in accordance with ISO 9001 requirements using an Inspection and Test plan (ITP). Customers are welcome to attend our quality assurance testing at point. We are proud to say that the Sammet products produced in China are of the very highest quality and easily meet the quality of western manufactured products our customers expect.


Want to know more about Sammet's efforts in China? Mr Arto Savolainen, the General Manager in Sammet Dampers Shanghai introduces our factory and international work culture in Sammet Review story.


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