Radici Opens China Polymer Plant

27.04.2023 - Italian polyamide and polymer specialist Radici has opened a new manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China, stepping up its presence in the Asian market. The site is designed to double capacity for engineering polymers, serving various markets that include automotive, electrical/electronics, consumer and industrial goods.

Radici has invested €35 million in developing the location, which also incorporates R&D facilities. The complex is gold-certified by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a global green building certification program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

“Since starting up manufacturing operations in China more than fifteen years ago, we have grown immensely, together with the local market. Our materials are used by customers that in turn manufacture in China to satisfy the needs of local consumers,” said president Angelo Radici. He added that “some of the solutions that we research and develop in China become benchmarks for the entire Group, thanks to our international network.”

The Bergamo-headquartered company has been producing in China since 2006, when it first opened a small plant in Jiangsu province. In 2012 it moved to a larger site, before building its latest facility, which is capable of being scaled up in the future, as required.

Author: Elaine Burridge, Freelance Journalist