New CMR Manufacturing Plant Opens In Suzhou

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 | 1249 Views

CMR managers, local dignitaries and key employees gathered in March 2018 for the opening ceremony of the company’s new factory in Suzhou, China.

This represents a major step forward in the global transformation strategy for CMR Group—an international Instrumentation, Control and Automation (IC/A) organisation that provides solutions for global industrial applications, including power, oil and gas, transportation, defence, industry and utilities.

The company, headquartered in Marseille, France, serves as an engineering partner for manufacturers, operators, and integrators of capital equipment. Its core product groups include automation, control panels, displays, and power distribution.

Operating in China since the 1980s, it established its first factory base in 2007, initially through successful joint ventures. The undisclosed investment will provide CMR with 5,000 sq m of purpose-built floor space.

Currently overseeing 100 skilled engineers and technicians with a capacity to produce around 60,000 customer products a year, Sean Jiang, managing director of CMR China, will lead the operation as production gears up in the upcoming months to meet demands.

The move enables the group to increase its global agility to produce electrical wiring systems, sensors and control technology to cater to the increasing needs of the high horsepower engine, energy and marine markets.

Yves Barraquand, chief executive officer of CMR Group, who opened the factory, said: “We are investing to meet the current and future needs of our customers. They rely on us as technical innovators for their own equipment and systems.

He also added: “The new China factory will allow us to continue to push boundaries in the development of both regional and global solutions, which will help to meet the needs of domestic and international engine manufacturers, the energy sector, and end-users.”

This will contribute to the Group’s ability to balance global manufacturing capacity alongside its two other main production sites in Tunisia and India.

Neil Wilkinson, managing director of OEM Engines, also commented: “We are continuing to invest in China’s skilled and dedicated team to secure its role as part of the CMR family, wider industry and local culture over the coming years.”


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