Davis-Standard’s new manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, is officially open for business. According to the company, the plant represents its commitment to support its customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The facility’s management team and plant operators are in place with construction inside the building nearing completion. CEO Bob Preston says that the project was executed flawlessly and in record time.
“I’ve worked in China for 12 years, so I can confidently say this was a benchmark project. The decision to open a facility was made in February, and we’re up and running seven months later,” Preston says. “The outstanding coordination between our Asia-Pacific and U.S. teams as well as the Chinese government made this possible. Expanding our regional capabilities is something our customers are requesting. I promise you, we’re listening.”
The opening of the Suzhou site represents one of several investments Davis-Standard is making in the Asia-Pacific region. The new facility will support sales, technical support, equipment production, aftermarket and service programs, and start-up operations. It will also feature research and development equipment for customer trials.
“Fred Pereira, our president of Asia-Pacific, is doing an excellent job of aggressively expanding our regional world class capabilities focused on customer care,” adds Preston. “Our customers in this region and throughout the world deserve nothing less than our best effort. We have the utmost confidence in Fred and his staff as they establish this location and spearhead our growth in the region.”