Brose opens new plant in China and further expands its manufacturing expertise9. April 2019
The automotive supplier Brose has opened a new plant in Taicang, China, in the northeast of the country near the metropolis of Shanghai. The German family-owned company based in Coburg, Bavaria, plans to produce door systems, seat structures and electric motors for the Chinese market at the new location. Production began in Taicang in 2015 on a smaller scale in rented production halls accompanied by continuous growth towards a complete production facility, which will grow to a total area of 73,000 square meters in a second construction phase at the end of 2019. Upon completion, the new plant, in which the company is investing 180 million euros, will become Brose’s largest manufacturing facility in Asia.
As a special feature, a new, digitized control system will monitor the production process. It analyzes data from production and is thus intended to increase product quality and minimize rejects. According to Thomas Spangler, Managing Director Technology, the digitized processes and the latest manufacturing methods will significantly increase Brose’s manufacturing competence in Asia. After the start of operations and with full capacity utilization, up to 1,600 employees are expected to be employed at the Taicang site by 2024.
Brose is located on 4 continents worldwide, including the Asian countries of India, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. Brose has been represented in China since 1996 and has greatly expanded its local activities since then. Today, the automotive supplier operates eleven locations in China and mainly offers products for the domestic Chinese market. According to the company, Brose China employs a total of 6,600 people and generated sales of more than 1.1 billion euros in 2017. The Chinese market for car manufacturers and suppliers is growing and may also be interesting for you! Would you like to export your products there? You need the obligatory China Compulsory Certification (CCC), for which we would be happy to advise you.
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