Air Products has opened a new packaged gases plant in Dongguan, in China’s Guangdong province, as it seeks to strengthen its supply network in the local Pearl River Delta (PRD).
Strategically located in Zhangmutou Town of Dongguan City, the more than 16,000 square metre plant is Air Products’ largest of its kind in southern China.
It also boasts world-class safety and operational standards, and supplies a wide range of high-quality and high-purity industrial and specialty gases in cylinders, cylinder packs, dewars and tube trailers to serve a variety of customers.
This is particularly relevant in the PRD, where growing demand is driven by the electronics, metal fabrication and equipment manufacturing, analytical and other industries, and there are a number of fast-growing small and medium-sized enterprises.
The PRD is set to become a world-class innovation centre driven by China’s current Five Year Plan (2016-2020) and ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy. Fuelled by industrial upgrade and development, growing industrial gas demand is expected to come from both traditional industries – such as electronics, equipment and automobile manufacturing – as well as emerging segments, including information and communication, biotechnology, new materials and environmental technologies.
The state-of-the-art new plant, together with the other facilities in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhongshan and Zhuhai, further strengthens Air Products’ supply network, now fully covering the PRD.
“The Pearl River Delta will stand to benefit from the Made in China 2025 strategy as it evolves further into an innovation-driven hub for advanced manufacturing, as well as high-tech and service industries…”
“China is a strategic market for Air Products, where we have already established a solid position since our first investment in Shenzhen in 1987,” said Saw Choon Seong, China President, Industrial Gases at Air Products (pictured).
“Under the 13th Five Year Plan, the country’s manufacturing industries will continue to transform and grow in the new normal. The Pearl River Delta will stand to benefit from the Made in China 2025 strategy as it evolves further into an innovation-driven hub for advanced manufacturing, as well as high-tech and service industries,” he continued. “The Dongguan plant represents our ongoing commitment to supporting the sustainable development of this important region and serving our valued customers with a high-quality and reliable supply of industrial gases and applications solutions.”
One of the first multinational gases companies to enter China, Air Products has more than 70 production facilities and continues to expand its supply capability and distribution network to support growing customer needs in the country.