Germany-based KHS GmbH announced plans to build a new plant and service center in Kunshan, China.

KHS has been serving the Chinese beverage industry since 1904. In 2008, KHS entered the China market with its first representative office in Beijing. Following the opening of its headquarters in Shanghai in 2014, the new plant and service center will enable the company to respond more quickly to the local market.

The €10 million, 10.000-square-meter-large factory will make engineering, production, logistics and service more efficient.

“Kunshan is an attractive city for the beverage industry with skilled workers, well-developed infrastructure and widespread logistics networks for this kind of project,” says Martin Resch, chief financial officer. “We are now able to produce a larger product portfolio, including single blow molders, fillers and labelers as well as in various block versions, increasing the expertise in handling entire line projects. With our product range, KHS maintains its position as one of the global market leaders and a pioneer of filling and packaging technology. This also says a great deal about the innovative strength of the team in China.”

“We will combine economic success with socially and ecologically responsible behavior,” adds William Wu, chief executive officer of KHS China. “Along with top technical performance, maximum sustainability is particularly close to our hearts. KHS China now assumes technological and environmental leadership with solid and innovative German technology for optimum products and solutions.”