The official start for the new factory: (from left) Mr. Zhang Jianfeng, Mr. Shen Endong, Mr. Zhang Jianming, Mr. Zhang Jinzhang, Mr. Ma Weiguang, Prof. Helmar Franz.
The grand opening was attended by more than 650 guests, including systems partners, sales partners, and customers.
The finished complex, which took 15 months to complete, offers a production area of around 120,000 sqm.
400 employees will manufacture up to 5,000 Zhafir electrical injection-moulding machines per year at the new facility.
The maximum production capacity could amount to 10,000 machines annually, and Qin Mingbo, Deputy General Manager at Zhafir, said: “With this new setup we see a great future for electric machines.”
The plant includes departments for R&D, a technology and application centre, machine testing, metal processing, sheet metal processing, machine assembly and a paint shop.
Fu Nanhong, General Manager of Zhafir, added: “The production will focus first on the successful Venus Series and the new Zeres Series, with other models gradually being added to the portfolio.”
The Chunxiao plant will bring a new cost efficient manufacturing concept making it possible to reduce production times.
Fang Jiangting, Zhafir’s Deputy General Manager, said: “The key to this extreme increase in work efficiency is our modern sub-assembly production.
“The concentration on sub-assembly station for injection units, damping units, control cabinets or machine beds reflects our modular approach concept while incorporating our high standards of quality.
“Here all sub-processes are thought out efficiently and controlled by qualified employees.”
Further expansions are also expected to take place at Zhafir’s German capacity, the base for the company’s European market.