Chinese injection molding machinery maker Borch Intelligent Equipment Co. Ltd. is building a new factory in Guangzhou.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held Jan. 13 in the Zengcheng Economic and Technological Development Zone.
Borch said the project will include a modern factory for heavy machinery as well as a technology center. Dubbed as an “intelligent cloud factory,” the plant will integrate R&D, production, quality control and logistics, employ various production management systems, and build a big data center to provide online monitoring, full lifecycle management, precision sales and other cloud services.
Chairman Borch Zhu said the facility will create a perfect fusion of industrial engineering and information engineering through lean manufacturing and information technology tools. It will also aim to be energy-efficient and environment-friendly.
The privately held company did not provide more operational or financial details on the investment.
Borch most recently ranked as the third-largest injection molding machine maker and the seventh-largest plastic machinery maker in China, based on sales.