Multivac has announced that it will open a new production facility in Taicang, China to allow the company to serve customers in the country more effectively.
According to Multivac, the 4,300 square-foot facility should become operational by the end of 2019, and the facility will manufacture a range of packaging equipment such as thermoforming packaging machines, traysealers, chamber machines and more, all of which are for the Chinese market.
The Taicang site will also feature an R&D department, which will allow Multivac to react in a more targeted fashion to the needs of customers in the region.
Multivac has established a new unit to oversee the operation of the facility, which is led by Steven Shen, who most recently served as the technical manager for Multivac’s sales division in China.
Guido Spix, Multivac director and group COO/CTO, said: “China is a significant market for us. This makes the establishment of a local production facility a logical step for us and a further stage in expanding our global production and sales network.
“Our objective is to achieve shorter delivery times for our customers and to be able to respond even more rapidly to the needs of local customers.”
Steven Shen added: “We are very pleased, that the Multivac Group has opted for China as the place to expand its production capacity.
“This means that we can support our customers even better. Employing highly-qualified personnel, we will produce on this site a range of machines in various output categories and for different functions within the packaging procedure, all of them produced to the Multivac quality standard.”
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