CHICAGO—Flexan Corp. has expanded its China manufacturing capabilities by adding new technology and moving into its second building in the Suzhou Industrial Park, south of Shanghai, according to the U.S.-based rubber molder.
In a recent news release, Flexan said that the new 50,000-sq.-ft. building provided room for growth in demand for custom rubber molding from its international client base.
Flexan also will continue to operate its original 35,000-sq.-ft. production facility nearby, which opened in 2004.
Flexan's China manufacturing sites provide micro-molding for hearing aid and acoustic technology; cleanroom silicone molding for medical devices and rubber molding for industrial applications, such as miniature pneumatics and automotive and heavy trucks.
The China facility primarily serves Flexan's North American and European clients with operations and markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
“The opportunities for businesses of all kinds to grow in China and the Asia-Pacific region are enormous, despite the recent slowing in China's growth rate,” said Bruce Cohen, president of Flexan.
Cohen said the capacity expansion would help support clients that serve “Asian countries where the middle class is expanding rapidly and pushing up consumer demand, such as Malaysia and Vietnam, as well as China.”