Leading automotive supplier Brose has expanded its manufacturing presence in China by opening a new plant in Taicang, China. The company makes products across its entire range including door systems, seat structures and motors at the plant. Brose initially had a small operation in rented production halls in Taicang in 2015 and over the years, with the completion of the second phase of construction in 2019, this will be transformed into a plant that covers a total area of 73,000 square meters. Brose Taicang will be Brose’s largest production facility in Asia and Brose is investing around 180 million euros in making this factory a state-of-the-art facility.
Speaking at the opening of the new plant in late November, Thomas Spangler, Chief Technology Officer said that the new facility in Taicang will be one of the Brose Group’s most important plants. Brose is ramping up its manufacturing competence in Asia with digitized processes and use of the latest manufacturing methods at this plant. The factory has a modern production control system which analyzes data from production and controls the entire manufacturing process. This in turn increases product quality and minimizes scrap.
“The development in Taicang from a rental hall to one of our global lead plants is an example of the positive business development of the Brose Group in China and of our systematic implementation of modern production systems,” Spangler explained. By 2024, Brose will have a workforce of 1,600 people at the site.
Wang Hongxing, member of the Taicang government, indicated his pleasure with the Brose success story saying that the automotive industry is one of the most important pillars of China’s economic growth.
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