The facility, which isnearly twice as large as the previous office, boasts its own production line as well as a repairand service center to serve Kontron's customers in the whole APAC region and especially in China. Furthermore the strengthened R&D capabilities in China support Kontron's flexibility to react to new demands for reliable, scalable and energy-efficient products and solutions tofulfil local customer and market needs. The office expansion is part of Kontron's APAC growth initiative, started last year with the opening of an office in Tokyo.
"Our expansion efforts in the APAC region have already shown success last year: we wereable to generate almost 30% more revenues in China than the year before", says RolfSchwirz, CEO of Kontron AG. "With the substantially expanded office and production floor,we will strengthen our local footprint in China and win new customers and market share."Mainly as a result of the strong revenue growth in China, the APAC region as a wholeincreased its revenues by 20% to € 26.7 million during 2014 (2013: € 22.2 million). Its shareof total revenues rose to 5.8% (2013: 5%)."
We see further strong growth potential in China", says Michael Väth, Executive VicePresident Global Sales & Marketing and Chairman of Kontron China's management board."Kontron China is an integral part of our global business set-up and a strategically importantmarket for Kontron."
With its modernized and expanded manufacturing operation in China, Kontron will be able toservice its regional customers better and faster, create shorter turnaround times andbecome more competitive within the APAC region.