Promens moves into China

Icelandic plastic container manufacturer Promens has opened its first production facility in China.

Promens China

Promens Taicang was officially opened by CEO Jakob Sigurdsson in a ceremony attended by among others HE Stefan Skjaldarsson, Iceland’s ambassador to China, Lu Yan, Vice-Mayor of Taicang city, Wang Hong Xing, the party secretary of Cheng Xiang and Hu Jie, mayor of Chengxiang.

“The new production facility in Taicang represents a very large step in our strategy to leverage our strong customer relationships in rapidly growing economies, where plastics will play an important role in optimising supply chains, increase food safety and meet the needs of a growing middle class,” said Sigurdsson. He also emphasised that the facility in Taicang provides Promens with a platform to serve both local and global customers in a more integrated way, from idea generation, through product development and production.

During the opening ceremony Hermann Thorisson, chairman of the board of Promens and Wang Hong Xing, Communist Party secretary of Changxiang, signed a letter of intent to accelerate Promens’ expansion in Taicang, which is located at the mouth of the Yangtze River, close to Shanghai.