Coperion (Nanjing) Machinery Ltd. Co. recently opened a new facility in the Nanjing Jiangning District. Coperion President Kimberly K. Ryan inaugurated the new plant in Nanjing Jiangning District in a formal and festive ceremony in the presence of Government officials of Nanjing Jiangning Economic & Technology Development Zone, representatives of Chinese plastics & machinery associations, media representatives, 150 customers and suppliers, employees and the entire Coperion Executive Team.
The plant opening marked the completion of the new construction and the relocation from the old plant to the new one. The move was necessary as the old site in Nanjing Jiangning District was rezoned by Nanjing Jiangning Government for future R&D and commercial development. With the support of the Government of Jiangning Economic & Technology Development Zone, Coperion was able to find a new plantfor manufacturing and production purposes nearby. Construction work started in May 2014 and was finished in June 2015.
With a footprint of more than 15,000 sq. m the new production will continue to focus on manufacturing the STS and CTE twin screw extruder series. In order to serve Coperion's manufacturing needs, the new building is designed with the following features: the most advanced machinery production technology with engineering and manufacturing know-how from Coperion Stuttgart, Germany and an optimized, tailor-made workshop layout for highly efficient production.
"We have moved to this new location in Nanjing in response to the importance of the markets in the Chinese and Asian regions. I would like to thank everyone responsible for this challenging project and wish our colleagues in Nanjing much success," explained Ms. Ryanduring her opening speech. She also mentioned Coperion's 15-year history in China and talked about how Coperion Nanjing has grown from just a few employees in 1997 to almost 400 today.
"Coperion's new Nanjing manufacturing plantis another step forward for Coperion and reflects the importance of Coperion Nanjing to our business" says Ms Ryan."We see it as an investment in the future and a clear commitment to our customers.Coperion Nanjing will continue to play an important role in our network, not only as an extruder manufacturing site but also from a customer service point-of-view. We are grateful to the Government of Jiangning Economic & Technology Development Zone, who actively supported us in finding a new site that perfectly matches our needs."
Joanne Shen, Coperion Nanjing's Managing Director adds: "With this new plant, equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, we strengthen our footprint in the Chinese and Asian markets. As Coperion Nanjing becomes more and more important as Coperion's Asian hub, this new manufacturing plant supports our efforts to offer our customers best-in-class products and services. Our new testlab, upgraded with a high-end extruder from Coperion's sophisticated ZSK Mc18 series and a wide variety of other equipment, displays Coperion's flexibility and commitment to our Nanjing plant and underscores high expectations for future development."
Coperion is the international market and technology leader in compounding systems, feeding technology, bulk materials handling systems and services. Coperion designs, develops, manufactures and maintains systems, machines and components for the plastics, chemicals, pharmaceutical, food and minerals industries. Within its four divisions - Compounding & Extrusion, Equipment & Systems, Materials Handling and Service - Coperion has 2,500 employees and nearly 40 sales and service companies worldwide.
Coperion Nanjing opens new plant