Rampf continues to grow in China
Rampf has significantly increased production capacity at its Chinese subsidiary in Taicang, and has done so two years earlier than planned. Some 2,000 square meters of additional floor space, the commissioning of two 1000-liter dissolver plants, plus more laboratory and production staff mean the company has increased its production capacity by approximately 1,000 metric tons of electro casting resins and foam gaskets. “We had originally planned on expanding our Taicang plant in 2015. However, growing interest in our products encouraged us to take this step now,” says Michael Rampf, CEO of Rampf Holding.
The expansion in capacity was part of a long-term planning process, and is meant for the long term. Rampf has had its own subsidiary in China since 2007. Initially, production and sales related exclusively to the mineral casting machine beds of Rampf subsidiary Epucret for the Asian market; since 2009, the Taicang plant has also been serving the US market. “We carefully examined the possibilities for expanding production right from the start. We are confident that the potential for electro casting resins and foam gaskets is of an appropriately high level, making it logical to produce locally,” says Dr. Klaus Schamel, Managing Director of Rampf Giessharze, a leading developer and manufacturer of polyurethane and epoxy resin systems and silicones. He added that the medium-term goal is to increase production by a further 4,000 metric tons, making a total increase of 5,000 metric tons. “The plant expansion was designed for further growth. We have room to grow.”
Photo: The way is paved for more growth in China (from left to right): Fabian Werner (Managing Director of RAMPF (Taicang)) cuts the ribbon with Michael and Matthias Rampf (CEOs of RAMPF Holding) as part of the opening ceremony of the expanded production facility in Taicang.
Photo: Well-attended opening ceremony: numerous customers from both Chinese companies and German companies that manufacture in China visited the expanded production facility in Taicang.