Expanding business opportunities for the coding and marking company in the Asia Pacific region
The laying ceremony for Domino Printing Technology (Changshu)
Domino Printing Sciences has laid a foundation stone for its new £19m factory in Changshu, China.
The laying ceremony for Domino Printing Technology (Changshu) was attended by the Domino Asia-Pacific management team, leaders of the Changshu Economic Development Zone and representatives from the construction party.
The new 26,667 m2 construction area is located in the Changshu Economic & Technological Development Zone.
Domino plans to build three production lines, including ink production, ink jet printer assembly testing and Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO) assembly testing.
The firm expects the factory will have an annual output of 14,000 labelling devices and 2,500 tonnes of ink.
Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Domino Printing Sciences has ten production facilities across Asia, Europe and the US.
The Chinese market is an integral part of the firm’s overall vision for its future development, it said.
With this location for our new factory, we will be able to serve the Asia Pacific region more effectively
Johnny Tan, General Manager at Domino Printing Technology (Chang Shu), said in his speech during the ceremony: 'Domino’s development strategy is to strengthen its relationships with its customers, and the regional manufacturing base is a key part of this strategy.'
China is one of Domino’s biggest regional markets and to support its development strategy, the firm chose Changshu for the new factory, which is close to its Shanghai headquarters, he said.
He added: 'With this location for our new factory, we will be able to serve the Asia Pacific region more effectively, especially the Chinese market, by improving the efficiency of productions and logistics.'
The lion eye dotting ceremony brings to life the fact that the lion symbolises courage and joy, and shows that Domino is heading towards greater heights in its future development in China
Wang Gang, Vice-Chairman of the Changshu Economic & Technological Development Zone, wished Domino a smooth and successful completion of the construction of the new factory.
He then performed the lion eye dotting ceremony with Domino’s CEO for the Asia Pacific Region, Xiang Min.
The lion symbolises courage and joy, which is brought to life by the eye dotting ceremony, and shows that Domino is heading towards greater heights in its future development.
Domino China has had a presence in Beijing since 1995. It said a rapid growth in sales has made it the preferred ink jet printer supplier in the region.
In May 2002, Domino established its Asia Pacific headquarters in Shanghai. Since then, the company has invested in 4,500m2 of production space, providing improved service to customers in China, as well as products and technical support services to the Asia Pacific region.
Rachel Hurst, Group Operations Director at Domino Printing Sciences, concluded: 'Domino is constantly looking into growing markets abroad and China has proven to be a region worth investing in.
'With the launch of the new factory in Changshu, we will be able to introduce new products to the Chinese market, while also providing the high level of service that has become synonymous with the Domino brand.'