Tech company Detection Technology announces production launch in east China
Source: Busiunion | 2020-04-04
Detection Technology, a Finland-based company that provides X-ray detector solutions, announced Friday the official production launch at a new production and service site in the city of Wuxi in east China.
According to a news release from the company, which was founded in 1991, the plant is now operational, and production capacity will be expanded according to the company's strategy and market needs.
The new site will act as a local service center for central and south China customers, increase the manufacturing capacity of end products, improve productivity, and reduce the risks associated with having one single factory.
The company is transferring some of its labor-intensive production from Beijing to Wuxi and is developing the Beijing factory as a center for demanding manufacturing processes, the statement said.
"The start of production during these exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates our execution capability and our important role in the market. As we are a CT detector manufacturer and CT equipment plays an important role in diagnosing and the treatment of COVID-19 globally, we were permitted to keep our Beijing site operational and start manufacturing in Wuxi despite restrictions set by the local and national authorities," said Kai Utela, vice president of operations at Detection Technology, in the statement.
"We are proud to be contributing to beating the pandemic and are well prepared to increase capacity even further if needed. The new facility allows for easy expansion for future production and customer service needs," Utela added. "We will also create services related to technology simulations, testing, training, and product demonstrations."
The company is a global provider of X-ray detector solutions for medical, security and industrial applications. It employs around 500 people in Finland, China, France and the United States.