ITALY/CHINA: Carel has officially opened its new 15,000m2 plant in the SND district of Suzhou, China.
The new plant is three times bigger than the Carel Electronic Suzhou subsidiary, established in 2005 and located around 3km away. It has been built with the aim of strengthening production for the Chinese market and consolidating the Group’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
A major part of the new factory is dedicated to R&D, the department employing around 50 personnel.
The official opening was attended by the company’s founders Luigi Nalini and Luigi Rossi Luciani and Carel Group CEO Francesco Nalini, representatives of Suzhou New District, Wang Mo, Huang Feng and Simon Xie, and the Italian Consul in Shanghai Michele Cecchi, who personally opened the ceremony. Other officials attending the inauguration were the president of the Chinese Association of Refrigeration Jin Jiawei and representatives of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in China, Lorenzo Riccardi and Emanuela Vizzaro, as well as the two CAREL managers directly involved in the development of the new plant: Alberto Catullo, CEO North APAC and Luciano Marzaro, managing director CAREL China.
“When we built the first plant in 2005, we were convinced of the importance of investing in this market,” commented Francesco Nalini, Carel Group CEO during the ceremony. “Today, the inauguration of the new production plant in the Suzhou district confirms that we made the right decision in the past, and opens up great prospects for the future. The construction of this new site symbolises our dedication and continuous commitment to creating a centre of excellence in China and a point of reference for the whole of Asia.”