Tripling of Schuler’s Chinese site
Increasing demand for metal packaging including beverage cans and aerosol containers was behind a huge investment in manufacturing facilities.
The world’s largest press manufacturer, Schuler, has more than tripled its capacity at its production facility in Dalian, China.
Its site has grown from 5,000 to 16,000 square meters in less than one year.
The new plant design is state-of-the-art, and production at the facility has been underway for several weeks.
Schuler can produce an extremely wide variety of press models at the plant, with the scope of supply ranges from stamping and cutting systems to all kinds of hydraulic machines, and even press lines and blanking lines for the major car makers, OEMs and their component suppliers, as well as for customers from other industries.
The new plant was officially inaugurated last week (19 July) in the city of six million people.
Schuler has invested €16 million in expanding the site, which has also led to the creation of new jobs. In total, more than 350 people are working for Schuler in China.
“We intend significantly to boost our wealth creation in Asia,” stated Schuler’s chief executive Stefan Klebert, “We are convinced that the economy there will continue to enjoy growth over the long term.
“With our machines and our expertise, we are assisting China in manufacturing high-quality products ranging from premium segment cars and efficient electric motors to consumer goods such as cans used for beverages such as soft drinks and aerosol containers.”
“Dalian will become an important cornerstone for our production in China,” said the China managing director, Oemer Akyazici, during the opening ceremony.