In China’s north-east, Multivac will establish a new production site in the city of Taicang which shares its southern border with Shanghai.
Multivac already runs a main office in Shanghai and subsidiaries in Beijing, Wuhan, Hong Kong and Taiwan, however, this new facility will allow the company to produce machinery and distribute directly from the mainland.
“China is a significant market for us,” said Guido Spix, director and group COO/CTO. “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,” he said.
Steven Shen has been appointed as CEO of the new site and said it will produce a range of machines in various output categories for different functions within the packaging procedure.
Production is planned to begin at the end of 2019 at the 4,300m2 site. Thermoforming packaging machines, traysealers, chamber machines, peripheral components and spare parts are all due to be manufactured in the new factory for the Chinese market.
Multivac said that in the next three years the Taicang site will create up to 100 jobs.