Lau Rubber and Plastics opens US office

Published: September 18, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Automotive, Injection Molding

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m. ET) — Lau Rubber and Plastics Products Ltd. has opened a North American operations, sales and marketing headquarters in Greenville to handle present customers and build the firm’s base further in the future.

The molded goods maker — based in Guangzhou, China — also has plans in place to eventually open a manufacturing facility once the North American market has been developed more fully, a spokesman said. The location for the site has not been determined.

Lau Rubber selected Greenville to house its operations offices because there’s a growing automotive industry presence, which is an area of strength for the company, said Joseph J. White, chief operating officer. “Additionally, it gives us easy access to other manufacturing sectors located in the Southeast as well as the Midwest and Northeast.

“These are our geographical priorities at this time.”

The company, which currently operates three production plants in China, is in the midst of constructing a manufacturing and research center in Guangzhou that is expected to be operational in 2014.

Lau Rubber makes rubber and plastic parts for the automotive, computer, communications, aviations, household appliance and packaging industries.


Comments

Lau Rubber and Plastics opens US office

Published: September 18, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

German injection molders Metz-Werke and Inotech to collaborate

August 21, 2014 11:47 am ET

German injection molding companies Metz-Werke GmbH & Co. KG and Inotech Kunststofftechnik GmbH have announced that they have joined forces to bring...    More

Image

Enor expanding in S.C., moving toy production to U.S. from China

August 20, 2014 4:01 pm ET

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has convinced toy producer Enor Corp. to expand U.S. production at the expense of sourcing from China.    More

Image

Venture Plastics adds 720-ton press

August 20, 2014 2:03 pm ET

Venture Plastics Inc. expanded its El Paso, Texas, custom molding facility in early summer to grow sales.    More

Image

Automakers look under the hood for the next lightweighting opportunities

August 20, 2014 1:06 pm ET

The automotive industry's current favorite target for lightweighting efforts is the powertrain, according to a recent survey.    More

Image

Cooper-Standard JV to focus on Asia

August 20, 2014 10:17 am ET

Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. is forming Cooper Standard Inoac Pte. Ltd. — a joint venture with Inoac Corp. of Japan — to expand the rea...    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events