02. July 2018

BLOCK opens its own production facility in China

BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik continues its internationalization strategy with opening its own plant in China.
Since decades BLOCK exports a variety of products in the fields of Transformers, Power supplies, electronic circuit breakers, reactors and EMI filters from Germany to the Chinese market. As of 2012 BLOCK owns its own sales company in Shanghai, thus serving local customers efficiently on site. So far production-wise operating with local partners, BLOCK has been expanding its presence in China and is now manufacturing in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province with its own 1,800 square meter production facility. Over the next five years, around 100 new jobs will be created. The distribution company and the warehouse will also move from Shanghai to Kunshan by the 14th January 2019.

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"The investment in Kunshan is a setting of a new strategic direction for BLOCK, and local customers can increasingly be supplied flexibly and quickly with high-quality, "Made in China" products developed in Germany," says Managing Director Udo L. Thiel.

In the region, Thiel sees potential for growth, especially in mechanical engineering and rail technology.

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