HOUSTON — Sanhua announced the opening of its Sanhua Texas Technology Center (STTC) with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 15. Following the ribbon cutting, opening remarks were made by Betty Russo, representing Gov. Gregg Abbott; Cody Holder, representing Harris County Commissioner R. Jack Cagle; Gwen Tillotson representing Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner; and the Sanhua Chief Science Officer (CSO), Linjie Huang. Following the remarks, attendees were given a tour of the facility. The Sanhua Texas Technology Center (STTC) and has an initial investment of $10 million into the greater Houston economy and employs 20-25 people from the local area.
“Houston was chosen following an exhaustive search of possible U.S. locations,” said CY Zheng, president, Sanhua North America. “We based this decision on the hospitality of the state and local government, the availability of a large pool of skilled local talent to fill our specialized staffing needs and the great transportation network here including the world-class international airport."
With the next few years, Sanhua is planning additional investment in the U.S. including a North American Headquarters. Houston is in the final list of cities being considered for the headquarters.
“We look forward to working with Texas and Houston governments as we consider the site for our U.S. headquarters,” Zheng said.
“Houston is a sought-after location for global firms seeking a location to establish their Americas headquarters,” said Horacio Licon, vice president of International Investment and Trade for the Greater Houston Partnership. In 2017 alone, 41 foreign-owned firms opened or expanded operations in Houston, up from 25 the prior year. “The Partnership welcomes the announcement of the Sanhua Texas Technology Center and thanks the company for their investment in the Houston region.”
Publication date: 11/16/2018