RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Filtrona Fibertec, a division of Filtrona plc, developer of fiber-based capillary technology and manufacturer of custom fluid handling components, celebrated the completion of the recent expansion of its plant in Ningbo, China with a Grand Opening celebration.
The expansion includes an increase of more than double the size of production floor space and an expanded analytical laboratory to support the technical service needs of the regional customer base. The plant is located in Ningbo (Zhejiang Province near Shanghai) and its first phase was completed in 2005. Construction for the expansion commenced in late 2006 and was complete by mid 2007.
Filtrona Fibertec designs, develops, and manufactures bonded fiber fluid control components serving a variety of industrial and consumer markets including writing instruments, medical diagnostics, inkjet printing systems, and household products.
The Grand Opening celebration was well attended by customers, high level dignitaries from both government and business, and the company's senior executives, including Filtrona plc Chief Executive Mark Harper and Filtrona Fibertec President Russ Rogers. Highlights of the celebration included speeches by the Ningbo Economic Technical Development group and Filtrona management, followed by the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony and fireworks display.
With the phase one manufacturing space already near full utilization,
this expansion provides needed room for Filtrona Fibertec's regional growth
and for two other divisions of Filtrona plc -- Filtrona Extrusions and Moss
Plastic Parts. "The Filtrona Fibertec expansion provides the infrastructure
and support services from which a number of our businesses will launch
their new commercial growth efforts in China and the Asia
|SOURCE Filtrona Fibertec|
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