R&M opens China production plant

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R&M has opened a new production plant in China. 

The company in the Pinghu Economic Development Zone (PEDZ) assembles FO and copper solutions for data networks. R&M therefore now has two plants in China since its takeover in April 2019 of Durack Intelligent Electric Co. Ltd. in the Jinshan District. Both sites are located southwest of Shanghai and are part of R&M’s global supply chain.

The two R&M plants supply the IT market in China and other Asian countries. The main customers include data centers, which R&M serves as a full range supplier of network infrastructures. The Pinghu site produces copper and FO cable harnesses and assembles a range of platforms. Further production activities will be added in the coming years. R&M Durack develops and manufactures network cabinets and enclosures for data centers and server rooms. In China, the brand is seen as a premium manufacturer for finance, government, education and suppliers of colocation data centers.

‘Despite difficult conditions and restrictions, we were able to commission the new production site with a minimal delay. Thanks to the great commitment of the local employees and the experts from the Swiss headquarters, it was possible to secure the construction of the plant,’ said Laurent Amestoy, executive vice president R&M Asia Pacific. 

‘The new production plant will continue to fulfill our goal of also offering custom-made solutions for the data center market in China and Southeast Asia. Customer requirements can be dealt with flexibly at short notice and tailored to precisely what they are looking for,’ continued Amestoy. 

The location in the PEDZ business park is a perfect environment for international technology companies, a fact confirmed by the one thousand companies which have already settled there so far. R&M is located in a new, six-story industrial building. In addition to production and packaging, it houses a warehouse, a showroom and offices on an area totaling 4,700 square meters. In the months to come, over 100 new jobs will be created.

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