NORMA Group expands in China and starts production in its second manufacturing site in ChangzhouChangzhou, China, 15 May 2014 – NORMA Group, an international market and technology leader for engineered joining technology, has started production in its second manufacturing plant in China in Changzhou, approximately 200 kilometers outside of Shanghai, this May. The new facility was set up to meet the greater demand for metal-based joining solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. In a total construction area of 8,000 square meters, the new plant will produce about 45 million pieces of clamps per year for both Western and Asian automotive manufacturers.
“The expansion of our presence in China is an important pillar of our corporate strategy,” says John Stephenson, COO and responsible for the Asia-Pacific region at NORMA Group. “The new facility provides us with a capacity footprint for the future. We are well-positioned to serve the Chinese and Asian markets as they continue to grow and as they implement tighter emissions regulations.” NORMA Group manufactures joining technology that helps customers in the automotive industry comply with tighter emissions standards. The new plant in Changzhou started with the production of worm drive hose clamps and profile clamps used in exhaust gas systems, charged air applications or cooling systems. Over the next 12 months, the facility will have multiple new metal-based product launches supporting both global and local automotive manufacturers in the Asia region.
NORMA Group opened its first manufacturing site in Qingdao in 2008. It was expanded in 2011 and is now working to its full capacity. In 2013, NORMA Group generated EUR 56 million in sales in the Asia- Pacific region.