SUZHOU, China — A ceremony was held marking the laying of the cornerstone for the new Carel Group plant in the SND district of Suzhou, China. The event was attended by representatives from the XuGuan area of the Chinese Ministry for Economic Development. The aim of this new plant is to boost production for the Chinese market and the Asia-Pacific region. Covering an area of 15,000 square meters, the new site will be three times bigger than the current plant, located about three kilometers away. The Carel Group plans to move to the new site starting in the first quarter of 2019. Carel has been operating in China since 2005, when its subsidiary Carel Electronic Suzhou was founded. 

During the event, Luciano Marzaro, managing director of Carel Electronic Suzhou, explained Carel’s strategic decision to build a new plant in the Suzhou industrial district. 

“With consolidated infrastructure and the necessary technological facilities, Suzhou is the ideal place to manufacture and market innovative solutions such as those made at the new Carel plant," Marzaro said. "The new plant will also highlight our R&D area, the true excellence of CarelElectronic Suzhou, and that accounts for 24 percent of the Group’s R&D operations.”

“The new site will become a hub for the technological skills needed to support Carel’s operations in the APAC region," added Alberto Catullo, Carel Regional CEO North APAC. "The construction of this new plant will allow us to develop advanced solutions that completely meet the expectations of customers in China and the rest of Asia.”

Publication date: 9/04/2018

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