New factory ‘major turning point’ for company’s growth in Asia
By Andy Brown01 September 2023
Ammann has opened a new factory in China that it says is a “major turning point” in the company’s growth plans for Asia.
The factory, located in Zhangjiagang, will manufacture asphalt-mixing plants and parts for China and beyond. An opening ceremony was held in early August.
Hans-Christian Schneider, CEO Ammann Group, said that sustainability was key to the new factory.
The factory’s final products – the asphalt plants themselves – will adhere to tight Swiss sustainability standards. That includes Ammann’s global Green Plant initiative, which promotes sustainable technologies, innovative solutions, and environmentally friendly asphalt-mixing practices.
The new building spans 50,000m², with 5,000m² dedicated to office space. It has the capacity to produce 80-100 asphalt-mixing plants annually. Additionally, the factory will produce spare parts for the region.
“The design of the new (manufacturing) plant adheres to the Swiss concept of environmental respect, i.e., reducing energy consumption, plant emissions, and its impact on the environment,” said Zhang Liguang, general manager of Ammann China.
The new factory will reduce shipping cost, improve sustainability by shortening travel distances for importing raw materials and exporting finished plants, and increase access to strategic markets throughout China and the Asia-Pacific region.
Ammann has been operating in the Chinese market since 1997.