THE NEW FOSHAN FACILITY
Due to demand for more and more lamellas for ANDRITZ evaporation plants, investment into significantly higher manufacturing capacity was decided. The new location in Foshan, China was decided on due to its proximity to a wider far Eastern customer base. The project is part of a new ANDRITZ (Foshan) Intelligent Manufacturing Co., Ltd, utilizing all the proven machinery, knowhow, and decades of experience in the manufacturing of lamellas and supplementing it with the latest advances in manufacturing automation. The facility will be a close replica of the site in Hungary when it comes to quality manufacturing and accumulated expertise in the making of lamellas. “In Foshan, we have built a brand new facility leveraging the latest technology and automation, which will make it a truly state-of-the-art lamella manufacturing plant,” says Kaila. “When it comes to quality and performance, we are leveraging our knowhow and what we do in Hungary.”
President of ANDRITZ China, Thomas Schmitz, states, “The global demand for ANDRITZ lamellas and evaporation plants is increasing and we are very proud to be expanding here in Foshan, China. In fact, the Eastern Asian and Chinese markets are particularly showing an increase in demand for our products, with China already being the world’s largest producer of paper products and consumer pulp. It is logical that ANDRITZ expand lamella production here.”
“The decision to invest into further lamella manufacturing capacity in Foshan was made after the first internal discussions were held in January 2021. The implementation of our new workshop had high priority. We are proud that within one year after the final green light for the new workshop investment was granted; we are now already in the test production phase of our first lamellas. This speed and progress is based on the very good cooperation between all involved parties.”
“With our tried and tested experience in Hungary, and our brand new facility in China, we are now well placed and ideally located to serve our worldwide customer base for ANDRITZ lamella evaporators,” concludes Kaila.