LiuGong: Integration Challenges in Poland (B)

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This case series tells a story of post-merger integration, depicting a string of challenges faced by Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co., Ltd. during its cross-border M&A. As a large SOE specialized in R&D, manufacturing and construction equipment sales, LiuGong was one of China’s most internationalized companies, setting a prime example for local peers in the construction machinery sector with global aspirations. The case series comprises two parts: Case (A) and Case (B). Case (A) introduces the background of LiuGong’s globalization strategy, summarizes the acquisition of the civil construction machinery division of Polish state-owned firm HSW as well as its wholly-owned subsidiary Dressta, and describes the integration process of LiuGong Poland, managed by former HR Director Teddy Wu, who was appointed General Manager of LiuGong Poland at a critical moment. China headquarters deployed him to Poland with a series of missions to carry out. After the acquisition, wholly-owned Dressta continued to operate independently, but its performance fell short of expectations, and a significant part of its operations overlapped with those of LiuGong Poland. One of the first major decisions Wu faced was to determine whether merging Dressta with LiuGong Poland was necessary. Case (B) describes Wu’s new critical issue after the merger—whether or not to retain the former Dressta’s President.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2020

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China Europe International Business School


  • integration
  • Consolidation
  • cultural merging
  • reorganization
  • Talent Management
  • Cross-border merger and acquisition

Case studies discipline

  • General Management
  • Organizational Behavior

Case studies industry

  • Manufacturing


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