Canadian Plastics

Husky to build new manufacturing plant in China

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has announced plans to build a new facility in China to meet growing demand for its beverage packaging and hot runner systems.

July 4, 2012   Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has announced plans to build a new facility in China to meet growing demand for its beverage packaging and hot runner systems.

The area of land is located in the Suzhou New District and is a Greenfield site that has significant opportunity for further expansion beyond the existing land area. Bolton, Ont.-based Husky plans to establish a stateoftheart manufacturing location that it hopes will further increase local capacity to improve customer support and shorten lead times.

The site, to be built on 53,000 square meters of land, is expected to be fully operational in 2014.

“Husky has enjoyed longstanding relationships with many customers throughout China. Strong increase in demand for plastics in the region has helped fuel customer growth and we have been fortunate enough to grow with our customers. Today, Asia Pacific represents one of the largest and most dynamic markets the company serves,” John Galt, Husky’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “Our investment in Suzhou is a step toward ensuring we are able to meet the growing expectations of customers in this region. Our goal is to be increasingly nimble and agile to provide the best, most responsive service and support – not only to China, but to markets globally.”

The Suzhou facility is intended to complement Husky’s existing facilities, the statement continued, most notably the Shanghai Technical Center. Opened as Husky’s Asia Pacific headquarters, the Shanghai location has also doubled its footprint since 2004, expanding in 2006 and again in 2009. “It continues to be a central hub for the region and is responsible for a number of key activities, including service and sales, development engineering, human resources, finance, machine assembly and hot runner manufacturing,” Husky said.


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