CHINA: The Chinese subsidiary of Toshiba Carrier has relocated to a new 72,000m2 engineering and manufacturing facility recently completed in Qiantang New District, Hangzhou.
The new Toshiba Carrier Air Conditioning (China) Co (TCAC) complex manufactures VRF air conditioners and other HVAC products.
The facility is said to incorporate the latest manufacturing technology and testing laboratories, including cellular manufacturing systems and an automated guided vehicle materials handling system. It also features a 115m-high tower for testing equipment for high-rise buildings.
With Chinese demand for VRF air conditioning seeing a compound average growth rate of 14% over the last five years, TCAC says it expects the new complex to play a vital role in supplying competitive VRF and other products for China, and elsewhere.
“I am confident that the new complex will allow us to better serve our valued customers with better products through continued commitment to innovative technologies and smart manufacturing driven by digital transformation and human touch,” said Toru Kubo, president and CEO of Toshiba Carrier at the opening ceremony.