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Porcher Industries opens new manufacturing site in China
Courtesy: Porcher Industries
Porcher Industries celebrated the opening of its new Chinese manufacturing site on November 22, 2018. The inauguration of ‘Zhejiang Porcher Industries New Material’ marks the opening of a brand new Porcher Industries site in China and is a demonstration of the company’s commitment towards its Chinese partners and the next chapter of growth for the firm.
The 24,000 square metres site is located in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China. The initial focus of its activity is the manufacture of 8 million square metres of material intended for airbag production, applying Porcher Industries’ expertise to driver safety and the automotive developments of the future. Looking ahead, the site, equipped with the most advanced looms and coating machines, automatic control tension systems and weight control coating equipment, plans to offer a broader range of innovative technical textiles and thermoplastic solutions for the aerospace and industrial sectors, according to Porcher.
The $50 million cash investment, supported by the regional government and local development zone, has helped secure Porcher Industries’ place in one of the most dynamic economies in the world today. Establishing the site brought together many talents from Porcher Industries’ global organisation, testament to the company’s ethos of team work and strong management.
The inauguration was led by André Genton, CEO, Porcher Industries; Peter Bentley, managing director, Per-Astra; and Ian Burgess, managing director, Warwick Capital. Also in attendance were local officials from Jiaxing port and development zone plus key customers, suppliers, and local press. (GK)