Inkmaker Group has accelerated its move to the new Shanghai facility form later this year to the beginning of April to accommodate the growing demand for its services during the coronavirus pandemic.
The company will begin operating from the new 35,000sqf facility as of April 7, 2020. The Shanghai factory doubles the size of its current plant and will enable to increase the manufacturing capacity, as well as shorten delivery times.
‘We had originally planned for this expansion later in the year but, in view of the increased workload as a consequence of the Covid-19 situation, we have brought our plans forward to meet the demand head on,’ said Kar Seng, general manager of Inkmaker Shanghai and board member of the Inkmaker Group.
The move comes at a much-needed moment for the group, which recently adapted to government recommendations in the most-at-risk countries where it is present, with most employees working remotely. You can read the full statement and more about restrictions the company has introduced in our Covid-19 statement article.
‘These are challenging times, but we are well placed to take full advantage of our investments: factories, not just representative agents, in different countries are ensuring we can quickly shift workorders and physically continue production to ensure deliveries are met,’ said Roberto Guerra, CEO of Asian division of Inkmaker Group. “Moreover, we are honored to be working with such professional colleagues, throughout the Inkmaker Group, who are proving so resilient at adapting.’
The expansion, part of IM Group’s investment plan, started with the acquisitions of the businesses of Rexson Systems and Vale-Tech in the UK last October, and more recently those of Tecnopails in Italy.