Fast and reliable supply of spare parts plays a critical role in any production environment. AUMUND recognises this with the establishment of its new distribution centre in Hong Kong. Customers in the Asia-Pacific region can now experience quicker deliveries and therefore much shorter overall lead times than previously, when all shipments were from Europe. Furthermore, the AUMUND production facility in Rheinberg has undergone extensive upgrading in order to meet today’s increased demands on performance, flexibility and efficiency (Fig.).