Chicago, Illinois – Flexan has expanded its China manufacturing capabilities by adding new technology and moving into its second building in the Suzhou Industrial Park, south of Shanghai, according to the US-based rubber moulder.
In a press release on 26 Oct, Flexan said that the new 50,000-square-foot building provided room for growth in demand for custom rubber moulding from its international client base.
Flexan will also continue to operate its original 35,000-square-foot production facility nearby, which opened in 2004.
Flexan’s China manufacturing sites provide micro-moulding for hearing aid and acoustic technology; cleanroom silicone moulding for medical devices and rubber moulding for industrial applications, such as miniature pneumatics and automotive and heavy trucks.
The China facility primarily serves Flexan’s North American and European clients with operations and markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
“The opportunities for businesses of all kinds to grow in China and the Asia-Pacific region are enormous, despite the recent slowing in China’s growth rate,” according to Bruce Cohen, president of Flexan Corp.
Cohen went on to say that the capacity expansion would help support clients that serve “Asian countries where the middle class is expanding rapidly and pushing up consumer demand, such as Malaysia and Vietnam, as well as China.”