[photopress:zone_Tom_Cook.jpg,full,alignright]To show how successful the industrial zones in China can be Dow Corning Corporation, the silicon-based technology company, has just celebrated the 10th anniversary of its operation in Songjiang Industrial Zone in Shanghai. [photopress:dowcorning_songiang.jpg,full,alignleft]
The Dow Corning plant was built in 1997 in the Songjiang Industrial Zone as Dow Corning’s first manufacturing plant in China.
Since then, the company has added Research and Development facilities, which support Dow Corning’s Science and Technology base in China. It also now has the China Application Center which provides silicone application engineering, product development and process engineering services.
To these has been added a Technical Information Center which serves customers throughout Asia.
Tom Cook, Dow Corning’s Corporate Vice President, Asia Area Vice President and Greater China President, and seen in our illustration said, ‘China is, and will continue to be, one of the major markets for Dow Corning. It is an engine for our future growth.
[photopress:zone_shanghai_map.jpg,full,alignright]’We have been doing business in China for more than 30 years and to date, Dow Corning has invested over $470 million in China to build and improve our infrastructure in order to serve customers locally. Our goal here is to provide the China market with Made in China’ products, while meeting customers’ needs exactly.’
The 12-hectare Songjiang site is seamlessly integrated with Dow Corning’s manufacturing site in Zhangjiagang as well as the company’s own downstream finishing plants.
Source: Azom Materials