SCHMID Group, Freudenstadt, Germany, has announced that its main Chinese factory will move out of the free trade zone in Zhuhai, to a new built factory in Zhongshan, 40 kilometers away.
The new factory in Zhongshan will be named SCHMID Technologies Guangdong Co. Ltd., and focus on the production of wet-process equipment, as well as automation and furnaces for the electronic and photovoltaic industry. The factory will continue on its high-quality level based on German standards taken from the headquarters and covers a footprint of approx. 10.000 sqm for administration and production for high-volume equipment combined with an improved spare part logistic concept.
SCHMID made this strategic move to increase its commitment to China with a dedicated fab in China for China. This step was done as the Zhuhai free trade zone established a stronger focus on commercial developments and, at the same time, SCHMID increased the amount of local business in China while decreasing its exports.
This new location underlines the strong commitment from SCHMID to the Chinese market. The building located outside the free trade zone will be able to serve the local market easier, faster and more directly with local businesses.