The water technology company undergoes a massive expansion project
De Nora, a global electrochemical and water technology company, has unveiled its new multi-million-dollar expansion and upgrade of its factory in Suzhou Industrial Park, China.
The investment, which amounted above $10 million, will allow the company to meet the growing demand for its electrode and water technology products in China and throughout the Asia Pacific region, increasing production capacity by over 50% each year.
The expansion includes a new assembly area for the production of De Nora’s major electrochemical and water technology applications, such as BALPURE® Ballast Water Treatment, SANILEC® and SEACLOR® Seawater Electrochlorination and ClorTec® On-site Sodium Hypochlorite Generators. It has also been ergonomically designed to help deliver greater efficiencies throughout the assembly process.
The state-of-the-art workshop is equipped with a dedicated quarantine area for the manufacturing of solutions designed for the disinfection of drinking water, ensuring strict hygiene conditions throughout the entire production process.
The factory’s existing coating workshop also underwent a significant upgrade, of both proprietary process equipment and supporting utilities. The structural modifications along with the introduction of air scrubbing towers and air extractors maintain a high air change ratio throughout the building to help stabilize the highly-sensitive operation of electrode-coating. The changes will double the workshop’s annual coating output, further boosting the factory’s productivity levels.
Also at the opening, De Nora Chief Technology Officer Mr. Alberto Cominelli, who oversaw the entire project, stated that the factory saw many upgrades over the last year that had greatly improved the plant’s overall environment, health and safety (EHS).
Mr. Cominelli said, “In order for us to continue our legacy of leading industry innovation, we are focused on investing in local infrastructure and technology, our products and our people. I am confident that these developments for our Suzhou plant will drive our growth to greater heights.”
The company’s Regional Chief Officer Asia, Mr. Danilo Parini, added that the plant plays a crucial role in De Nora’s plans for the Asian market.
“China plays a strategic role for our business in Asia, with manufacturing facilities here in Suzhou as well as Jinan. This investment will see us improve the current capacity at our Suzhou plant, ensuring we continue to meet best practice manufacturing standards across our electrochemical and water technology applications.”
De Nora China was first established in Ligang Town, Jiangyin City of Jiangsu Province in 1993, before moving to a larger factory in Suzhou Industrial Park in 2005. Its facilities are supported by three dedicated research and development centers, as well as four centers of competence for the development of water technology solutions.