Coperion Nanjing opens new plant

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Germany-headquartered extrusion machinery maker Coperion (Nanjing) Machinery recently opened a new facility in the Nanjing Jiangning District. The plant opening marked the completion of the new construction and the relocation from the old plant to the new one. The move was necessary as the old site in Nanjing Jiangning District was rezoned by Nanjing Jiangning Government for future R&D and commercial development. With the support of the Government of Jiangning Economic & Technology Development Zone, Coperion was able to find a new plant for manufacturing and production purposes nearby. Construction work started in May 2014 and was finished in June 2015.

With a footprint of more than 15,000 sq m, the new production will continue to focus on manufacturing the STS and CTE twin screw extruder series. In order to serve Coperion’s manufacturing needs, the new building is designed with advanced machinery production technology with engineering and manufacturing know-how from Coperion Stuttgart, Germany and an optimised, tailor-made workshop layout for efficient production.

Coperion President Kimberly K. Ryan inaugurated the new plant. “We have moved to this new location in Nanjing in response to the importance of the markets in the Chinese and Asian regions.”

She also mentioned Coperion’s 15-year history in China and talked about how Coperion Nanjing has grown from just a few employees in 1997 to almost 400 today.

“Coperion’s new Nanjing manufacturing plant is another step forward for Coperion and reflects the importance of Coperion Nanjing to our business” said Ryan. “We see it as an investment in the future and a clear commitment to our customers. Coperion Nanjing will continue to play an important role in our network, not only as an extruder manufacturing site but also from a customer service point-of-view. We are grateful to the Government of Jiangning Economic & Technology Development Zone, who actively supported us in finding a new site that perfectly matches our needs.”

Joanne Shen, Coperion Nanjing’s Managing Director added: “With this new plant, equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, we strengthen our footprint in the Chinese and Asian markets. As Coperion Nanjing becomes more and more important as Coperion’s Asian hub, this new manufacturing plant supports our efforts to offer our customers best-in-class products and services. Our new test lab, upgraded with a high-end extruder from Coperion’s sophisticated ZSK Mc 18 series and a wide variety of other equipment, displays Coperion’s flexibility and commitment to our Nanjing plant and underscores high expectations for future development.”


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