Domino Printing Sciences, a UK-based coding, marking and labelling equipment manufacturer, has started construction of a new factory in Changshu, China, with an investment of around £19m.
Located in the Changshu Economic & Technological Development, the new factory covers an area of 26,667m² and is designed to support the growth of the company across the Asia Pacific region.
The Domino Printing Technology (Changshu) facility will initially feature lines for ink production, ink jet printer assembly testing and thermal transfer overprinting (TTO) assembly testing.
A series of departments will be set up to conduct research and development, quality control and logistics activities.
Once operational, the plant will produce 14,000 labelling devices and 2,500t of ink annually.
Domino Printing Technology (Chang Shu) general manager Johnny Tan said: “Domino’s development strategy is to strengthen its relationships with its customers, and the regional manufacturing base is a key part of this strategy.
“China is one of Domino’s biggest regional markets. In order to support the company’s development strategy, we chose Changshu, which is close to our Shanghai headquarters.
“With this location for our new factory, we will be able to serve the Asia Pacific Region more effectively, especially the Chinese market, by improving the efficiency of productions and logistics.”
Domino Printing currently has ten production facilities across Asia, Europe and the US.
The company has been supplying ink jet printers to the Chinese region since 1995.
In 2002, Domino’s Asia Pacific headquarters were established in Shanghai, and since then the company has invested in 4,500m² of production facilities.
In June, Domino Printing secured an order from UK-based book publisher Ashford Colour Press for a Domino K630i single-engine duplex ink jet press.
Image: Ground breaking ceremony of Domino Printing Technology (Changshu). Photo: courtesy of Domino Printing Sciences.