New location in Shanghai: service and local product development expanded
December 2012 – Dürr invests in business expansion in China and South East Asia. In Shanghai, the Group is currently establishing a modern manufacturing and office complex in which all activities of the mechanical engineering division Measuring and Process Systems are gradually to be consolidated under a single roof. The advantages of the new location in the district of Baoshan: service and local product development are being expanded. Dürr is going to provide machinery especially designed for China and South East Asia on a larger scale than in the past.
Measuring and Process Systems includes balancing and cleaning technology, filling technology and business involving testing and assembly products. China has meanwhile become the biggest single market for this division and is supposed to grow.
In addition to the China business, a contribution to growth is also to be generated by the expansion of business operations in South East Asia, which will be spearheaded from Shanghai. The focus here will be on emerging market countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
The products of Measuring and Process Systems are used in the manufacture of automobiles, household appliances, aircraft engines as well as in power generation, for instance. These industry segments benefit directly from the growing purchasing power and rising infrastructure investments in the Asia-Pacific region.
Measuring and Process Systems, which has had a presence in that country since 1985, currently maintains three locations in Shanghai. The move to the new complex is scheduled to start in mid-2013; by 2015, the entire workforce will be located in Baoshan. The production area will then amount to 22,000 square metres, with a further 7,400 square metres being planned and provided for office space. In March of this year, Dürr already commissioned a new production facility for its plant engineering business in Shanghai Qingpu.