COPRECI to open a second production plant in China

Located on MONDRAGON’s business park in Kunshan, the plant will receive the initial investments in 2016 for the manufacture of gas valves for high-end hobs.
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Feb 02, 2016

The Copreci cooperative, dedicated to the design and manufacture of components for household appliances and a member of the MONDRAGON Corporation, will this year open its second production subsidiary in China. It will do so on the Kunshan business park, in premises extending over 3,200 square metres that will be used for making valving for supplying the Chinese market for high-end gas hobs. The plant is expected to be up and running in the third quarter of this year, and in the meantime the tasks on-site will involve the plant’s commissioning, the delivery of machinery, and the training of the workforce.

Copreci Kunshan’s mission is to provide a convenient service for customers in the Shanghai

China, a strategic country

Copreci already has 12 years’ experience in China, with its first plant operating in the south of the country (in Zhuhai). The opening of this new manufacturing plant consolidates its strategic commitment to this Asian country. Furthermore, Copreci has an added advantage that reinforces its trajectory in this country, namely, its technological expertise, which enables it to respond to the greater demands in the automation of industrial processes for the development of more efficient and reliable products. Accordingly, the new plant in Kunshan will be fitted with highly automated processes and with advanced quality management systems, which reflect the speedy and far-reaching changes taking place in China.

Copreci Kunshan’s mission is to provide a convenient service for customers in the Shanghai area, as the Copreci Zhuhai plant is 1,600 kilometres away. Nevertheless, the experience gained in the south of the country will be vital, and both plants will be operating in a coordinated manner.

International profile

The opening of this new production subsidiary, which has been undertaken in close cooperation with the Corporation’s international department, reinforces Copreci’s markedly international profile. Besides the aforementioned facilities in Kunshan and Zhuhai, the cooperative also has production plants in Mexico, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Italy, as part of a strategy that pursues global manufacturing operations for supplying the markets in those countries and neighbouring ones, in turn generating greater activity for the home plants in Aretxabaleta and Altsasu.

About Copreci

An expert in components for household appliances, Copreci is a firm with global industrial operations, which in 2015 recorded a turnover of close to 240 million euros, of which over 95% was generated by international sales. With a workforce of 1,700 people, Copreci is an organisation with a major capacity for R&D&i whose remit is to provide its customers, the world’s leading brands in household appliances, with ground-breaking and sustainable solutions.

Domestic appliance components.