China has always been an important market for the Trützschler Group, which built its first factory in the country in 2001. Now, the company is further expanding its business in China to embrace the dynamic development of the country’s nonwovens market.
In September 2019, the company formally established the Trützschler Textile Machinery (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd., Pinghu Economic Development Zone near Shanghai/China, and in 2022, it officially inaugurated and began production activities at a new factory. It features a modern design that was created with a strong focus on sustainability. The new site is now significantly improving operational efficiency and further boosting business development for Trützschler GmbH, Mönchengladbach/Germany, in China.
The first phase of the factory covers 26,666 m², with a production area of 17,600 m². It mainly produces nonwovens equipment and spare parts, while improving local services. The facility is able to serve and deliver entire spunlace lines (inline and crosslapped), thermo-bonding lines as well as opening and web-forming systems for chemical and needling production lines.
The new factory is equipped with high-precision equipment such as automatic handling robots, intelligent storage systems, ABB welding robots and Zeiss coordinate measuring instruments. These state-of-the-art features significantly improve production efficiency and product quality. The site also has air conditioning throughout the entire workshop. This makes it possible to maintain a consistent workshop temperature, which ensures the processing accuracy of the equipment and provides a comfortable working environment for employees.
The Trützschler Group officially announced its carbon neutrality target in 2022, aiming to achieve carbon neutrality in all production sites worldwide by 2035. The new factory features energy-saving production equipment and generates its own electricity supply through solar panels on the rooftop of the building.
Trützschler is already planning a second phase of the production site that will cover almost 11,333 m². In this way, the company will increase its capacity to provide sustainable innovations and expert service – and empower customers across the Chinese nonwovens market to tap into potential for business growth.