Norican Manufacturing Centre
in Changzhou, China

Recently, Norican Group held the grand opening ceremony of its Changzhou Hanjiang Plant. This move means that all of Norican Group China’s R&D and production facilities are gathered in Changzhou. The unremitting effort to present Norican’s integrated manufacturing and R&D center in Changzhou exhibits another milestone of Norican Group’s development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Through three years of R&D and supply chain integration, Norican has now developed a complete manufacturing centre in Changzhou, China. It leverages the available resources to provide a one-stop solution for foundry, and starts a new chapter for the smart manufacturing in the Asia-Pacific region represented by China.

As China's pillar industry, the manufacturing industry affects production and development of the national economy. Thus, foundry plays an overwhelming role in the manufacturing industry. With increasing foundry output and continuous development of foundry technologies, high-precision and automated foundry machinery becomes more popular. The die casting industry tends to embrace one-stop efficient service. Norican Changzhou manufacturing centre, through this expansion, integrates R&D, design and production of four brands, thereby speeding up Norican's supply chain integration and improving operational efficiency.

Baohua Wei, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific Region, Norican Group, said: "In recent years, China has emerged as a development hub for the world's manufacturing industry, and boasts the technology, equipment and supporting industrial chain ready for die casting development. With the continuously stable development of cars, communication equipment and electric machinery, future development of China’s die-casting industry shall be very promising. Norican Group has been attaching great importance to localization. The opening of the Hanjiang Plant marks the successful completion of Norican Group China’s research and development, and supply chain integration. Over 300 Chinese employees of Norican Group are ready for the stronger Norican Changzhou manufacturing center. Norican Group, a century-old brand, will continuously make innovation and explore needs of Chinese market. To drive growth through innovation, Norican will team up with our partners to usher in a promising digital future. "

Optimize collaboration and integrate brand strength

Apart from the pursuit of technology and product innovation, the die casting industry also values energy conservation, environmental protection and lightweight manufacturing. In order to create a modern manufacturing model featuring environmental friendliness and resource efficiency, Hanjiang Plant becomes an indispensable part of Norican's overall layout in the Asia-Pacific region. Such move will help to speed up the integration of Norican Group's supply chain, and improve operation efficiency and flexibility, thereby better coordinating production among four brands.

Norican’s manufacturing centre commenced operation in 1997, gradually producing more products. After Hanjiang Plant officially opens, Changzhou manufacturing centre has a total of 20,000 sq.m factory building, covering leading products and solutions through melting, dosing and die-casting to surface preparation.

To build on the collaborative design and transnational technology transfer among R&D centres, Norican continuously improves its product R&D capabilities and technological content, ready to put on the market more environment friendly and smarter products.