Our people: Nancy Xue
As a project engineer for tools at MAPAL China in Shanghai, Nancy Xue is making her way in what is supposedly a male domain.
The Chinese site requires intelligent solutions for the growing requirements in terms of tool inventory, warehouse optimisation and tool management. Project Engineer Nancy Xue specialises in tool manufacturing. What inspires her about her employer is the drive towards constant improvement, but also the interpersonal aspect.
“I am responsible for designing the tools and calculating the prices”, Nancy Xue says, describing her area of activity at MAPAL China Ltd.
In addition to the sales company, MAPAL also has a large production company in Shanghai that specialises in PCD tools, solid carbide tools and indexable inserts. Nineteen sales offices in strategically important metropolitan areas ensure short response times in terms of customer support, sales and service.
MAPAL is the first professional stop for the engineering graduate, who joined the company in 2012 and has been able to gain experience in sales and purchasing along the way. Today she is an experienced project engineer in the Technology Expert Team. “As a project engineer, my first priority is to meet the demands of the fast-growing Chinese market. I deal with how we can implement the machining of a complete workpiece for our customers and optimise the accuracy of machining.”
Customer satisfaction as the ultimate aspect
Freedom to develop
Further development of employees is a decisive factor within the MAPAL Group. Regular training courses are held for various technologies, sectors and components, providing employees with practical know-how. The content is tailor-made and mostly based on the latest findings and current customer needs. “Without continuous training, there is stagnation. That is why I find such opportunities to be quite motivating. They help me to improve professionally and also to advance career-wise”, says Nancy, who happily seizes the opportunities.