The CAREL Group has commenced work on its new plant in the SND district of Suzhou, China.
A ceremony was held to mark the occasion with representatives from the XuGuan area of the Chinese Ministry for Economic Development in attendance.
The aim of the new plant is to boost production for the Chinese market and the Asia-Pacific region.
Covering an area of 15,000 square metres, the new site will be three times bigger than the current plant, located three kilometres away.
The CAREL Group plans to move to the new site in the first quarter of 2019.
CAREL has been operating in China since 2005, when its subsidiary Carel Electronic Suzhou was founded.
The managing director of CAREL Electronic Suzhou, Luciano Marzaro, said with consolidated infrastructure and the necessary technological facilities, Suzhou is the ideal place to manufacture and market innovative solutions such as those made at the new plant.
“The new plant will also highlight our R&D area, the true excellence of CAREL Electronic Suzhou, and that accounts for 24% of the Group’s R&D operations,” he said.
CAREL regional CEO North APAC, Alberto Catullo, said the new site will become a hub for the technological skills needed to support its operations in the APAC region.
“The construction of this new plant will allow us to develop advanced solutions that completely meet the expectations of customers in China and the rest of Asia,” Catullo said.