At the beginning of the ceremony, Stephan Tanda, Aptar President and CEO, alongside members of the executive committee, virtually welcomed all participants. The groundbreaking was attended by government officials, customers and partners.
Aptar’s Intelligent Production and R&D Headquarters Base, covering 60,000 square meters, will bring all Aptar segments under one roof with state-of-the-art equipment and automation, while leveraging our multiple functional areas together on one site. This investment also brings us closer to our customers, many of which are world leading brands. With this being one of Aptar’s largest investments in Asia to date, our strong confidence and long-term, firm commitment to the Chinese market is well-proven.
Stephan Tanda, President and CEO of Aptar, expressed his gratitude to the Suzhou government, our customers, and partners. He also emphasized the importance of China market for Aptar.
”For all of our businesses, rapid growth in Asia is an absolute imperative. As a traditionally Western organization, the rise of China is a tremendous opportunity with a massive and growing market. Our strategy is aligned with the strategy of our customers and consumers, along with the initiatives and strategy of the government, policymakers and regulatory bodies in China. Today’s Groundbreaking Ceremony is a key step that strengthens our competitive position in China.”
Roger Zhu, Aptar China President, then went on to express his sincere welcome and appreciation to all guests.
“The Intelligent Production and R&D Base should continue to give full play to the core advantages of AptarGroup in innovation, always take the lead in the industry in promoting high-quality development, and more efficiently meet the needs of Chinese consumers for branded products and services in the future.”
On behalf of Suzhou Industrial Park Working Committee & Administrative Committee, Ms. LIU Hua, vice Chairman of Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee, expressed her warm congratulations to Aptar, and delivered the speech.
“SIP prospers when the enterprises prosper. We will carry forward our pro-business concept as always, further refer to the highest and best standard, speed up the construction of a world-class business environment, promote the further development of high-quality domestic and foreign enterprises in SIP including Aptar.”