Uponor Corporation is strengthening its foothold in Asian building markets by officially opening its first manufacturing facility in Taicang, China today.
As the company’s 14th manufacturing facility globally, the new facility started operations at the end of 2016, and is presently fully equipped and serving customer orders. The factory will serve as the base for the production of Uponor’s globally leading sustainable plumbing solutions and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems for the new residential and commercial building markets in China.
“Our production base in Taicang is Uponor’s first production base in Asia. On approximately 5,000 square metres, we are producing plastic piping systems for both plumbing and indoor climate systems made from PEXa, PPR and PERT, serving China and other Asian countries,” says Werner Witte, Vice President, Uponor Building Solutions – Asia.
At the same time, Uponor is also inaugurating its sales office in Shanghai, China, which will be the base for all sales activities in East China, including also Product Management, Engineering & Design and the National Marketing Team.
Uponor’s President and CEO, Jyri Luomakoski comments: “The year 2018 will mark Uponor’s 100-year anniversary. The official opening of our first manufacturing entity in China is therefore a precious moment and marks the beginning of a new chapter in the life of Uponor. The Chinese building market is amongst the largest in the world, and I am excited about the opportunities it brings to Uponor.”Read the press release in full:https://investors.uponor.com/news-downloads/ir-news/uponor-inaugurates-factory-and-sales-office-in-china