Ishida Opens New Chinese Manufacturing Facility To Increase Production Capacities

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 2374 Views

Weighing, packaging and inspection equipment manufacturer Ishida Company Limited (Kyoto, Japan) has opened a new manufacturing facility in Shanghai China, to expand production capacity to support increasing domestic and overseas orders and requirements.

Originally, Shanghai Ishida Electronic Scales Company Limited had two manufacturing facilities located separately, but they have integrated into this new manufacturing facility to improve the productivity and production control system. The facility manufactures Checkweighers, Metal Detectors, X-ray Inspection Systems and Retail Scales, in addition to their main product, Multihead Weighers in the 7,462 square-metre new facility. Most Ishida products, including the Bagmaker, Tray Sealer and Automatic Weigh Labeler are lined up in showroom area next to the manufacturing facility, where tests can be performed in front of customers.

Masami Oshima, Managing Director of Shanghai Ishida, said: “China has developed into the world’s largest market and is expected to lead the world economy as an industrial nation in 2025, and this is a big business opportunity for us. We keep developing to maintain competitiveness in the Chinese market by enhancing our company structure. We need to focus on offering total system solutions with Ishida’s expertise and experiences to support the requirements of production line automation, which are increasing here in China. It is a great pleasure to open this new facility, and we would like to continue to provide cutting-edge products and excellent services to our customers around the world.”

Shanghai Ishida, established as a manufacturing site for Retail Scales in 2000, began manufacturing industrial Multihead Weigher in 2008, and has continued to expand its business in the huge Chinese market. Currently, more than 200 employees are engaged in development, production, sales and after-sales support.