A new plant for the international fluidics specialists Bürkert was completed at the beginning of the year in the Chinese town of Taicang Port. A state-of-the-art building complex, which houses a production, technology and logistics centre, an administrative unit and a training centre, was erected on approximately 40,000 square metres. Employees were able to move into the first rooms at the end of 2022, after approximately 18 months of construction time.
“The goal was to create an agile and diverse Bürkert site for system development, production, assembly, state-of-the-art logistics and training and further training, which fulfilled sustainability and energy efficiency requirements,” explains Harald Schmidt, Bürkert China General Manager, and adds: “At the same time, the building is to be the new home for our workforce and strengthen trust in the Suzhou Bürkert site and the sales region in Asia and China.”
Investing in the future
A total of 400 employees are now working in Taicang Port in the fields of material demand planning, production, quality assurance, research and development, and purchasing, finance and human resources.
At the official inauguration on 11 October 2023 by the Bürkert management, Bürkert CEO Georg Stawowy was keen to highlight the significance of the building in Taicang Port: “The past three years have shown that economic cycles, political and legislative requirements and the availability of materials and staff will change even more rapidly. Uncoupling supply chains has also been discussed extensively. It is clear to us that we must get even closer to our customers in order to be able to react more quickly to changing customer expectations.”
Due to the close proximity with the booming metropolis of Shanghai, with outstanding universities and schools, the existing site is Suzhou is increasingly being used as an engineering centre. With the building in Taicang Port, Bürkert continues to consolidate its position on the Asian market and will honour the motto “We make ideas flow.” even more in future, together with partners and customers.