Larox plans Chinese subsidiary

Larox plans Chinese subsidiary

NEWS/EXCHANGE RATES With existing machinery and personnel, Camfil Farr can now produce more than one million pocket filters per year in Slovakia. This...

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NEWS/EXCHANGE RATES With existing machinery and personnel, Camfil Farr can now produce more than one million pocket filters per year in Slovakia. This is based on a two-shift operation.

Camfil Farr expands in China and Slovakia


amfil Farr has opened new production plants in Kunshan, near Shanghai, China and in Levice, Slovakia. Camfil Farr Filtration Kunshan Ltd’s new 11 000 m2 factory in Kunshan is designed for the full-scale production of HVAC and HEPA/ULPA filters. All manufacturing at Camfil Farr’s original plant in the area has now been transferred to the new Kunshan facility. The locally manufactured product portfolio in China used to be limited to filters for the comfort air sector, but now mini pleat and HEPA/ULPA filters have been added to the Kunshan facility to meet the strong demand for clean process air from China’s expanding industrial base. The mini pleat filters are manufactured in cleanroom conditions in Kunshan. The plant has also been equipped with a pleater for HEPA/ULPA filter media, a computerized auto scanner for 100% finished product testing and a robotic endless gasket machine. Camfil Farr’s recently opened production plant in Levice, Slovakia will manufacture products for existing European markets and emerging East European markets. The current building in Levice is 9000 m² but can be expanded by another 15 000 m² as the plant’s production needs increase.

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Larox plans Chinese subsidiary


arox is setting up a subsidiary in Shanghai for filter sales and after market services in China. The subsidiary will purchase components from local suppliers. Larox also plans to start local assembly of filters, primarily for the Chinese and Asian markets during the first half of 2009. “The planned establishment of [a] subsidiary aims at improving our ability to serve current and new customers in the growing Chinese and Asian markets. We believe that access to local markets with full product portfolio supported by local assembly and sourcing will improve our competitiveness globally and strengthen our position as a supplier of solid/liquid separation solutions for customers in mining, metallurgical and chemical process industries,” said Topi Karppanen, president and CEO of Larox. Until now, Larox has operated in China through an agent.

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