Ericsson Relocates Manufacturing Plant in China

November 18, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Ericsson Power Modules AB (Sweden) has moved its manufacturing plant in China to a new facility at the high technology park in Jiading District, northwest of Shanghai. Capacity will be doubled to one million dc/dc power modules per annum. The new Shanghai plant is equipped with the latest automated manufacturing equipment to ensure low production costs and high product quality. The 4,000m² factory will serve both local and global markets for Ericsson’s advanced dc/dc power modules.

Marketing Director Patrick Le Fevre commented, "This expansion is the continuity of our policy to be close to our customers. Many of them have moved much of their manufacturing to China and we want to be able to deliver a flexible local service. The increased capacity will also ensure that we are ready to respond to the expected rapid growth in demand as 3G networks are deployed over the next few years. In addition, it will enable the rapid introduction of new products."