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IMI expands in China with new Chengdu plant

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IMI Chengdu plant? EMS? manufacturing?

IMI Chengdu facility

Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI) has inaugurated its new factory in Chengdu, Sichuan Province in southwestern China, bringing the company�s manufacturing sites in China to six. The other plants are located in Shenzhen (in Liantang, Kuichong, Fuyong); Jiaxing; and Chongqing.

IMI's 7,500-sqm Chengdu plant offers a wide variety of electronics manufacturing solutions, from PCB assembly to full product assembly for OEMs in various markets such as those in the industrial, automotive, medical, and telecommunications infrastructure industries. Contract design services are also offered to OEMs in collaboration with IMI's design and engineering centers in Shenzhen, Singapore, the Philippines and the United States.

"IMI's expansion to Chengdu is part of our strategy to bring IMI's services closer to OEMs which increasingly require greater capacity in China to supply a large domestic market as well as to manufacture for export markets," commented IMI chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala. "We believe China will remain at the center of the global electronics manufacturing industry and will be a significant driver of the world economy as it regains its growth momentum. Having this strategic position in the region will allow us to capture a greater share of volume orders as demand turns in step with the economic cycle."

"We were invited by one of our key customers to support their new plant in Chengdu. We also have OEM customers based in Chengdu that are currently serviced by our plant in Chongqing, which is also located in southwestern China. With our new plant in Chengdu, we can offer to bring our expertise nearer to them," said IMI president Arthur Tan.

Tan added that IMI also considered the steadily rising costs of manufacturing and labor supply shortages in the coastal regions in its further expansion into southwestern China. "Southwestern China's manufacturing costs are more competitive compared to those in the coastal cities. It also has the largest pool of migrant workers. Because of this, the move into the central regions by OEMs and their EMS partners has gained momentum."





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