26. Aug 2015 Datwyler opens a state - of - the - art mixing plant for rubber parts on its Chinese production site in Ningguo

Nigguo, China – October 13, 2015 – Together with high-ranking representatives of the local government, customers, partners, members of the management, and employees, Datwyler today celebrates the opening of its modern mixing plant in Ningguo, China, for the production of rubber parts to be supplied to customers of the automotive industry around the globe. The mixing plant has been built to respond to customers’ requirements and to offer them unique opportunities for global collaboration that no other supplier of sealing components can provide.

Datwyler’s new mixing plant has been equipped with optimal technologies, designed according to a highly efficient flow of material. Its office space is very close to the production area in order to allow best possible synergies and fast and straightforward communication. Running two lines for 24 hours and 5 days per week, the output will amount to 12’000 tons per year.

Dirk Lambrecht, CEO of Datwyler’s Sealing Solutions division, states: “Opening our brand-new mixing plant today marks another very important milestone in the history of our company, as it stands for enhancing our competitiveness and growing our business in China. In addition, it also symbolises our sincere commitment to our site here in Ningguo and our sustainable investment into a promising future of the site and of its employees.”

Zhongding, Hankook, and Datwyler joined forces in 2012 in order to build together a leading position in the global growth market for rubber seals and gaskets for the automotive industry.With its 1,802 employees, the plant here in Ningguo today is the biggest operative site in the Datwyler Sealing Solutions division.