Variosystems broke ground on a future China facility on March 23, 2012. The new manufacturing hub will be located in Suzhou (Wuzhong District). The company has anticipated this day for a long time and is very excited to get the project started.
The new facility is intended to meet the growing demand of existing customers as well as an increased interest for customers looking at China for their offshore manufacturing.
Since 2006 the company has been located in Hangzhou, China operating in a 30,000 square foot facility. In the past five years Variosystems has launched several new customers at their Hangzhou facility.
Variosystems needed a new facility where they could have the capacity and space to meet specific customer requirements. The 120,000 square foot Suzhou facility will be completed by December 2012 and employ up to 600 people.
“The people from the Suzhou Wuzhong Economic Development zone have been very supportive of this project and I want to thank everybody involved for their support. It has been a pleasure to work with your team and I'm looking forward to a good partnership between Southlake and the city of Wuzhong. We believe that with this project we can further strengthen the relationship between the two sister cities and we are looking forward to many more projects between us. This project is a major step for Variosystems and we hope that we can generate many new high tech jobs for Wuzhong in the near future," said Roger Bieri, general manager of Variosystems China.”
Located near Shanghai, this facility serves as a procurement and production center for their additional facilities in the U.S., Switzerland, and Sri Lanka. The Suzhou facility will offer full turnkey manufacturing solutions, including:
- Direct program management;
- Local material sourcing;
- Material management;
- PCB assembly;
- Custom cable assemblies;
- Electromechanical and full assembly;
- Test development and test services; and
- Logistics, warehousing, and distribution services.
Variosystems sees the majority of its growth coming from the Asian market, although it continues steady growth in all markets.