Danfoss Chairman of the Board Jørgen M Clausen has been awarded with The China Friendship Award – the highest award for foreigners – as a recognition of 22 years of Danfoss contribution to the development of the Chinese society.

22 years after Jørgen M Clausen decided to open up Danfoss first operations in China in 1996, the Chinese market has grown to be Danfoss second home market and the second biggest market for the company with more than 5000 employees, six production sites, and 6 billion DKK (805 M Euro) in sales.

This weekend Danfoss Chairman of the Board Jørgen M Clausen was awarded with the prestigious Chinese Government Friendship Award by the Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at a ceremony at the Great Hall of The People in Beijing. At the ceremony Jørgen M Clausen also was congratulated personally by the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and presented him with the famous Danfoss thermostat and the arguments for installing heat meters on apartments and household level to facilitate a charging system based on usage, to reduce smog and CO2 emissions.  The Chinese Government Friendship Award is considered to be the highest award for foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country’s economic and social progress. It was established in 1991. “It is a great honour for me to receive this award, which I receive on behalf of the Danfoss team in China but also on behalf of Danfoss all over the world who has contributed to the great growth and development in our Chinese business,” says Jørgen M Clausen. Danfoss has experienced high growth rates in China and expectations are continuous growth and development – primarily due to the focus on energy efficient solutions to create a healthy environment, food and water safety and creating solutions for the heavy urbanization process taking place in China. Danfoss CEO, Kim Fausing is expecting the big potential in China to be further unleashed over the coming years.

“The China Friendship Award is a recognition of the work the Danfoss China team has been doing the last 22 years. The China Friendship Award is a recognition of the work the Danfoss china team has been doing the last 22 years. We are proud to receive this recognition, and by taking active part in the development in China, we expect to be able to grow our business further in the years to come. And at the same time work hard to continue to develop business with our partners in China,” says Kim Fausing.