Coperion Keya: Opening of New Production Facility in Nanjing, China

The opening ceremony for the new Coperion Keya production facility, with more than 24,000 m2 of production area, over 400 employees, and a projected annual output of upwards of 600 machines, was held in Nanjing, China, on November 12, 2005. This significant strategic step will pave the way to growth markets for Coperion, the worldwide full-service supplier of compounding systems, bulk materials handling plants, and components, as well as Global Service.
The new plant in Nanjing is one of the largest and most modern within the Coperion Group, and also offers optimum prospects for further consolidating and continuously expanding the worldwide success of the Standard Twin-Screw Extruders (STS) produced here. ‘Forty STS machines have been sold outside China to date, and the signs are pointing to an increasing growth rate,’ said Manfred Eiden, CEO of Coperion Holding, in his opening speech before over 500 invited guests, ‘and this was just a year after we successfully integrated Nanjing Keya Industry, the Chinese market leader for extruders, into the Coperion Group.’
The foundation for this future-oriented collaboration in the growth market of China was laid in 2003 with a sales cooperation agreement between Coperion and Keya. All business activities and all Keya employees were then integrated into the newly formed subsidiary Coperion Keya in 2004.
The extremely dynamic development of Coperion Keya and its management team led by Guangzhi Liu (CEO) and Ulrich Bartel (Business Unit and Sales Manager) is shown by the fact that the new facility is designed for an annual output of 600 machines.
With the far-sighted strategic decision to expand the China site, resulting in still closer proximity to the customer, improved export opportunities, and even greater competitive advantages in the volume- and growth markets of Asia, the Coperion Group has succeeded in strengthening its leadership position as a solidly based global player and worldwide full-service partner to the plastics-, chemical-, and food industries for the long term.
The Coperion group was founded in 2001 and now combines the competencies of the four companies Coperion Buss, Coperion Keya, Coperion Waeschle, and Coperion Werner & Pfleiderer. In the 2005 financial year, over 2,000 employees worldwide at 25 sites achieved sales of over USD 440 million.

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