The Carel Group has officially opened its new plant in the Suzhou district of China.
The cutting of the ribbon was attended by the company’s founders Luigi Nalini and Luigi Rossi Luciani as well as Group CEO Francesco Nalini.
They were joined by representatives of Suzhou New District, Wang Mo, Huang Feng and Simon Xie, and the Italian Consul in Shanghai Michele Cecchi, who personally opened the ceremony.
President of the Chinese Association of Refrigeration Jin Jiawei and representatives of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in China, Lorenzo Riccardi and Emanuela Vizzaro, were also in attendance.
Two CAREL managers that were directly involved in the development of the new plant are Alberto Catullo, CEO of North APAC and Luciano Marzaro, managing director CAREL China.
The new plant has been created to strengthen production for the Chinese market and to consolidate the Group’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
A significant part of the 15,000 square metre complex will be dedicated to R&D with the innovation laboratory used to develop new technologies.
Around 50 staff will be working in the research centre developing technologically advanced solutions for CAREL customers in China and throughout the APAC region.
CAREL Group CEO, Francesco Nalini, said the company built its first plant in China in 2005.
“We recognised the importance of investing in this market and the inauguration of the new production plant in the Suzhou district confirms that we made the right decision as it opens up great prospects for the future,” he said.
“Construction of this new site symbolises our dedication and continuous commitment to creating a centre of excellence in China and a point of reference for the whole of Asia.”