Primus Line develops operations in China

In order to provide more intensive and qualified support to its partners and customers in China, Primus Line has opened up a new facility in Shanghai.

The foundation of the Primus Line (China) facility in Shanghai’s JingAn District acknowledges the substantial and significantly growing Chinese market for pressure pipe renovation and was required to satisfy an increase in supply and demand.

Chinese clients can now benefit from local support and assistance for all projects, with the new Primus Line location as their point of contact, equipped with extensive technical knowledge and training. The system is also fully backed by the engineering and design team at the company’s headquarters
in Germany.

Major achievement

To help exchange information with clients, Primus Line has embarked upon a large-scale promotional campaign in China, including the presentation of technical papers, exhibiting at leading expos and joining relevant trade associations.

Primus Line (China) Director Robert Swift says the new location is a major achievement for the company.

“China is starting a huge infrastructure program and leading the way with environmental solutions for age-old problems,” he says.

“The pipeline network is experiencing numerous challenges with the increase in urbanisation. During these last few months, we have received many enquiries from the municipal, academic and private sector.

“Our solutions provide a fast and effective way to extend the life of pipelines while reducing the impact on the environment.
We are fully invested in leading the way throughout China with our partners and associates.”

Making progress

Primus Line started their activities in the Greater China area two years ago and has since completed several projects using the company’s trenchless pressure pipe rehabilitation system during that time, including one for the Water Supply Department (WSD) of Hong Kong, in cooperation with a local contractor.

During these installations, the Primus Line® system has proven its versatility, whether renovating sections of salt water mains used or to rehabilitate potable water mains. More projects using the system, which complies with the hygienic standards according to BS 6920, are planned in the region in the next year.


Open trench pipe renovation is difficult, costly and a huge environmental challenge. Trenchless systems like Primus Line offer a safe and effective alternative. Likewise, for applications in sensitive environments, such as under highways, railways, water crossings, airports and bridges, Primus Line installations take place on a small site footprint with little impact on surroundings.

This article was featured in the Summer edition of Trenchless International. To view the magazine on your PC, Mac, tablet, or mobile device, click here.

For more information visit the Primus Line website.

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