The SCHMID Chinese main factory will move out of the free trade zone in Zhuhai to a 40 kilometer distant new built factory in Zhongshan. The move will done over a period of 2 to 3 months to avoid any disruption to production and the new site will be 100% operational by November 2020. SCHMID made this strategic move to increase its commitment to China with a dedicated fab in China for China. This step was done as the Zhuhai free trade zone got a stronger focus on commercial developments and at the same time SCHMID increased amount of local business in China and decreased the export.
This new location underlines the strong commitment from SCHMID to the Chinese market. The company located outside the free trade zone, will be able to serve the local market in an easier and faster way, directly with the possibility also to take direct local business. The new factory in Zhongshan will be named SCHMID Technologies Guangdong Co. Ltd., and focus on the production of wet-process equipment, as well as automation and furnaces for the Electronic and Photovoltaic Industry. The factory will continue on its high-quality level based on German standards taken from the headquarters and covers a footprint of approx. 10.000 sqm for administration and production for high-volume equipment combined with an improved spare part logistic concept.
About SCHMID Group:
The SCHMID Group is a technology group based in Freudenstadt, Black Forest/Germany. Founded in 1864, the group of companies employs more than 800 staff members worldwide and has technology centres and manufacturing sites in Germany, China, Turkey and the USA in addition to several sales and service locations worldwide. The group focuses on developing customized equipment and process solutions for multiple industries including Electronics, Renewables and Energy Storage.
Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, known as the Fragrant Hills in ancient times, is the hometown of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, the great revolutionary forerunner of China. Zhongshan is located in the central and southern part of the Pearl River Delta, bordering on Guangzhou to the north, Zhuhai to the south, adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao, with a total area of 1,783 square kilometers and a permanent resident population of 3.38 million. Because of the location, a fully developed infrastructure and nearby resources on schools and universities, Zhongshan is a perfect location for SCHMID in China.The SCHMID Group