Vacon Inaugurates New Factory In China
The global AC drives manufacturer Vacon inaugurated their new factory in Suzhou on 11 May 2011. Present at the inauguration ceremony were Consul General of Finland in Shanghai Mr Matti Heimonen, Vice Chairman of Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee Ms Sun Yanyan, members of Vacon's Board of Directors and management team, and Vacon partners from the Asia-Pacific region.
Built to meet the company's growth targets, the new factory occupies a total area of 24,000 square meters. The new plant also has a R&D lab and the after-sales service center for the Asia-Pacific region.
At the ceremony, Mr Jan Inborr, Chairman of Vacon's Board of Directors, and Mr Pertti Rajamäki, Managing Director of Vacon's subsidiary in China, outlined Vacon's future prospects.
"This investment significantly increases Vacon's manufacturing capacity in China," said Mr Inborr. "The new plant will significantly improve our ability to meet the increasing demands from our customers and further strengthen our company and its competitiveness," he added.
Said Mr Rajamäki, "Blue skies and a white building - let them symbol the Vacon brand also here in China and remind everyone of us that our aim is to improve energy-efficiency and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions."
Vacon's subsidiary in China was established in 2003. The company focuses on providing quality AC drives solutions for the local market and helps the Chinese enterprises and society to become highly efficient in the utilization of energy and control of CO2 emissions.