Porcher Industries, a global leader in technical textiles, celebrated the grand opening of its new Chinese manufacturing site, demonstrating the company’s commitment and confidence in the region.
Led by André Genton, CEO, Porcher Industries; Peter Bentley, Managing Director, Per-Astra; and Ian Burgess, Managing Director, Warwick Capital, the inauguration was attended by local officials from Jiaxing Port and Development Zone plus key customers, suppliers and local press.
The new site is located in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China on an area of 24,000 sqm to manufacture 8 million sqm of material intended for airbag production. The site, equipped with the most advanced looms and coating machines, automatic control tension systems, and weight control coating equipment, plans to offer a broader range of innovative technical textiles and thermoplastic solutions for the aerospace and industrial sectors. The site is developed with an investment of 56 million USD.
André Genton, CEO, Porcher Industries, explained, “Ever since Porcher Industries’ creation in 1912, our group has been combining traditional know-how with a deep culture of innovation. Driven by our values – quality, ethics and efficiency – we lean on traditional skills and enhance them with new technologies. Indeed, constant innovation is the only way for us to maintain excellence within our processes and materials and contribution to industrial evolutions”.
“By investing in this site in China, we have secured our place in probably the most dynamic economy in the world today”, said, Ian Burgess, Managing Director of Warwick Capital and investor in Porcher Industries. He, added, “We start with the production of fabrics for airbags and soon we will follow with a broader range of products to support the aerospace and industrial markets. Our challenge? To design tomorrow’s today, with the ultimate science and technology”.