R&M opens production plant for network technology in China

R&M opens production plant for network technology in China

R&M, a provider of high-end cabling solutions, has opened a new plant in China to manufacture fiber optic and copper solutions for the country’s data centers.

R&M, the globally active developer, producer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Switzerland, has opened a new production plant in China.

The company, based in the Pinghu Economic Development Zone (PEDZ), assembles fibre optic (FO) and copper solutions for data networks. R&M now has two plants in China since its takeover in April 2019 of Durack Intelligent Electric.

Both sites are located southwest of Shanghai and are part of R&M’s global supply chain. 

The two R&M plants supply the IT market in China and other Asian countries. The main customers include data centers, which R&M serves as a full-range supplier of network infrastructures. The Pinghu site produces copper and FO cable harnesses and assembles a range of platforms.

Further production activities will be added in the coming years. R&M Durack develops and manufactures network cabinets and enclosures for data centers and server rooms. In China, the brand is seen as a premium manufacturer for finance, government, education and suppliers of colocation data centers. 

Despite difficult conditions and restrictions, R&M were able to commission the new production site with a minimal delay. Thanks to the great commitment of the local employees and the experts from the Swiss headquarters, it was possible to secure the construction of the plant, says Laurent Amestoy, Executive Vice President R&M Asia Pacific.

The Chinese IT market is already recovering from the pandemic. R&M is registering rising demand and is continuing to invest in market development. 

The new production plant will continue to fulfil its goal of also offering custom-made solutions for the data center market in China and Southeast Asia.

Customer requirements can be dealt with flexibly at short notice and tailored to precisely what they are looking for, says Amestoy.

The Chinese data center market is expected to experience strong growth in the coming years. R&M is planning on acquiring a significant share of the market in China and Southeast Asia with its high-end cabling solutions and local manufacturing capacities. 

The location in the PEDZ business park is a perfect environment for international technology companies, a fact confirmed by the one thousand companies which have already settled there so far. R&M is located in a new, six-story industrial building. In addition to production and packaging, it houses a warehouse, a showroom and offices in an area totalling 4,700 square meters. In the months to come, over 100 new jobs will be created. 

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