Production capacity doubles in China for Sartorius

September 18, 2007

Sartorius has officially started up operations at its new plant in Beijing. By building the new facility, the company has now doubled its production capacity in China from approximately 4000 m2 to more than 8000 m2; an additional building phase makes it possible to even quadruple the floor space in the future. The investment volume for the new plant site is about ?10 million.

Sartorius has officially started up operations at its new plant in Beijing. By building the new facility, the company has now doubled its production capacity in China from approximately 4000 m2 to more than 8000 m2; an additional building phase makes it possible to even quadruple the floor space in the future. The investment volume for the new plant site is about €10 million.

In his address, Dr Kreuzburg, CEO and executive board chairman for Sartorius, pointed out that thanks to its long-standing presence in China, Sartorius had gained high brand awareness and enjoys a strong market position with customers from the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries. "Particularly for the growth of our mechatronics division, Asia plays a decisive role," said Dr Kreuzburg. "After we have already been highly successful with lab balances throughout a decade, our business with industrial weighing equipment is now also developing at a rapid pace. We are profiting from the high investments of global groups in China by covering their needs for weighing equipment in their on-site production processes."

In China, Sartorius manufactures laboratory balances and selected product lines of its industrial weighing equipment, for instance, platform scales, checkweighers and truck scales. Since 1996, the company has been manufacturing these products in China and had extended its production operations already in 2003. The new plant is intended to supply the Chinese and further Asian markets. It is located in the Tianzhu Airport Industrial Zone in the direct vicinity of the Beijing International Airport, thus offering first-class logistical connections besides ample space. Sartorius employs some 850 people in Asia, of whom approximately 200 work inside China.

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