CMR has opened a new manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China during a prestigious ceremony in March 2018, attended by local dignitaries, customers and key employees.
This represents a major step forward in the global transformation strategy for CMR Group, the international Instrumentation, Control and Automation (IC/A) organisation.
Operating in China since the 1980s, firstly with successful joint ventures and then in 2007 from its first factory base, the undisclosed investment will provide CMR with 5,000 sq. m. of purpose-built floor space.
Currently overseeing 100 skilled engineers and technicians with a capacity to produce around 60,000 customer products a year, CMR China’s Managing Director Sean Jiang will lead the operation as production gears-up in the coming months to meet demand.
The move enables the group to increase its global agility to produce advanced electrical wiring systems, sensors and control technology to meet the increasing needs of the high horsepower engine, energy and marine markets.
Yves Barraquand, CEO of CMR Group, who opened the factory, said: “We are investing to meet the current and future needs of our customers. They rely on us as technical innovators for their own equipment and systems.
“The new China factory will allow us to continue to push boundaries in the development of both regional and global solutions, which better meet the needs of domestic and international engine manufacturers, the energy sector and end-users.”
This will significantly contribute to CMR’s ability to balance global manufacturing capacity alongside its other two main production sites in Tunisia and India. China will also continue to benefit from the design, prototyping and logistics support provided by the Group’s UK, France and US sites.
Neil Wilkinson, OEM Engines Managing Director also commented: “We are continuing to invest in China’s highly skilled, dedicated team to secure its critical role as part of the CMR family, wider industry and local culture over the coming years.”