Bigger and better - the new Kautex plant in China.
Since 1994, the Kautex plant in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong has been manufacturing KCC machines and supplying them to customers around the globe. But now the factory is bursting at the seams because of the increase in demand for these machines and the growing need for additional manufacturing equipment. So for some time now the management of the plant have been looking for an alternative location. Now a new factory has been built just a few minutes‘ drive from the old site. Light, airy and very functional, it provides plenty of space for Production, Development, Service, Sales and Customer.
Limitations of the old site
„In many respects, our old factory no longer satisfied our needs, and its appearance failed to reflect the quality of our products,“ says Mark Lueddecke, Vice President of Shunde Kautex Plastics Technology. The limited production space only provided room for 10 machines, and production was also affected by the low ceilings. It was impossible for trucks to drive onto the production floor for loading.
Room to grow
The new factory means these problems are a thing of the past. Now, more – and, more importantly, bigger – machines can be constructed, thanks to the higher ceilings and higher crane rails in the production area. „We particularly need more space to meet the heavy demand for multi-layer and multi-cavity machinery. The plant has been set up so that we can produce 40 to 50 machines a year“, says Mark Lueddecke. Already this year, 27 machines have been built and dispatched to customers.
Like the Bonn factory, the new Chinese production facility has been designed to be very light and airy. This, along with the new and much larger office block, means that the 115 staff in Shunde will be able to enjoy a great improvement in their working conditions.
Bright and pleasant meeting rooms of different sizes provide the perfect place for welcoming customers, and there is now more space for holding training sessions. The Design and Sales departments are housed on the ground floor of the new building, so that they are located as near as possible to Production. Mark Lueddecke believes the new facility provides the perfect conditions for achieving the company’s growth targets for the coming year.
The official opening ceremony will be held around Chinese New Year.
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