MUNICH—Wacker A.G. has begun to operate its new logistics center in China, the firm confirmed in a news release.
The facility is located on Wacker's Zhangjiagang, China, production site in Jiangsu province. It operates as a distribution center for downstream silicone products manufactured on the site and enables the firm to supply customers in the region faster and with greater flexibility.
Wacker said it invested about $6.79 million in the new facility. It consists of a 13,000-sq.-ft. high-bay warehouse with 9,000 pallet bays.
“The Chinese commercial market is not only one of the largest in the world, but also one of the most demanding,” Wacker Silicones President Christian Hartel said in the release. “With the new logistics center, we are taking a decisive step forward.”
Wacker said its Zhangjiagang site has been experience an increase in production volumes for years. The firm has been operating its own subsidiary in China for 20 years and has expanded its activities significantly in recent years. The firm's release said it maintains eight sales offices, two technical centers and three production sites in the region.
Wacker produces silicones and polymers in Zhangjiagang and Nanjing, China. Both sites are located in Jiangsu province. The firm generated more than $1.36 billion in the Greater China region (including Taiwan) in 2014.