Bosch Packaging Technology (BPT) is expanding its operations in China and enlarging its site in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The company will enlarge its office building by adding a third floor. The additional 1,400 square meters will provide space for about 120 new associates. The construction started in May this year and the offices will be ready for use in October. In 2010, the company doubled its production capacity, extending the shop floor area to 9,000 square meters.
“We have invested $1.5 million in the new office area, making it a total investment of about $14 million since we established the site,” said Friedbert Klefenz, president of BPT.
The site's footprint has not been maxed out. In 2012, an additional 5,000 square meters will be added to the shop floor, and further expansions are planned. From its Hangzhou base, the company delivers mainly to the Chinese market.
The new office floor will be inaugurated on October 21, concurrent with celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Hangzhou site and the 125th anniversary of the Bosch Group. In 10 years, the site has grown from 14 employees to 390, with demand for pharmaceutical systems leading the growth.