German filling and packaging systems supplier KHS is to build a new plant and services centre in Kunshan, China. The 10,000m² factory is expected to cost approximately €10 million ($11m) and will allow KHS to expand its operations both in China and also Asia as a whole.
“Kunshan is an attractive city for the beverage industry with skilled workers, well-developed infrastructure and widespread logistics networks for this kind of project,” said Martin Resch chief financial officer at KHS. “We are now able to produce a larger product portfolio including single blow moulders, fillers and labellers as well as in various block versions, increasing the expertise in handling entire line projects.”
Sustainability factors will be key during the factory’s construction and development. “We will combine economic success with socially and ecologically responsible behaviour,” explained William Wu, chief executive of KHS China. “Along with top technical performance, maximum sustainability is particularly close to our hearts.”
KHS first entered the Chinese market in 2008, with a representative office in Beijing. In 2014, the company opened its headquarters in Shanghai.