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Georg Fischer accelerates its expansion in China

By Gerald Ondrey |

Georg Fischer AG (Schaffhausen, Switzerland; www.georgfischer.com) is further strengthening its market position in China: The Corporate Group GF Piping Systems is bringing its tenth production plant in China on stream. Using state-of-the-art production technology, the new plant will manufacture complete plastic piping systems for a wide variety of applications, including plumbing and heating. Tailor-made Swiss quality and local training for customers ensure a unique offering for the Chinese market. The new production site was officially inaugurated August 14 in the presence of the President of the Swiss Confederation, Doris Leuthard. GF Piping Systems has been manufacturing in the People’s Republic since 1998, providing customer-driven service to meet rising demand for modern building technology and reliable water distribution. Last year, two new factories of the joint venture GF Chinaust near Shanghai started up production. Georg Fischer has invested a total of RMB 58 million (CHF 9 million) in the new Beijing facility. The investment is paying off, since demand for top-quality piping systems in China is substantial. The country’s standard of living is rising and along with it the desire for a reliable supply of water…
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