CAREL Electronic (Suzhou)
CAREL Electronic (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. was established in 2005, and is located in Suzhou, around 80 km from Shanghai and 130 km from Pudong international airport. The CAREL Suzhou Factory is a WFOE (Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise), controlled 100% by CAREL INDUSTRIES S.p.A. (CAREL HQ).
China is one of the most attractive markets, with 10% GDP growth, and many of the company's main OEM's from Europe, the USA, etc, are increasing their operations in China, making a manufacturing site serving the East Asian market is an important nerve centre for the company. Furthermore, this allows products to be sold directly on the local market at competitive prices, avoiding customs duties and import costs, and obviously shortening the supply chain.
CAREL's facilities around the world are identical because they follow the same processes and quality standards, meaning CAREL products made at the Suzhou factory have the same level of quality and reliability as the products manufactured by CAREL INDUSTRIES S.p.A.
CAREL Suzhou employs around 170 people, covers a total of 4000 sq.m, divided into 3400 sq.m of manufacturing and warehouse on two floors, and 600 sq.m of offices on the 3rd floor. Over the past four years, CAREL China has achieved significant sales, and manufactures 100% Chinese components. It is an essential commercial hub for the company, fully covering the East Asian markets, in addition to China, and also represents a "disaster recovery" site, offering further guarantees to customers. Production involves both finished products and assemblies, so as to more flexibly satisfy customer requirements.
The Suzhou subsidiary was founded and operates in exactly the same way as headquarters in Brugine, Italy. The CAREL model, customer focus, technological innovation, superior product reliability, service and respect for the environment all represent the basis for the establishment and operation of all CAREL production plants abroad.
The added value of this site in China also comes from the consolidation of a strong team that has remained constant over the years.
During 2006, a world-leading certification organisation issued ISO 9001:2000 certification for CAREL Electronic (Suzhou) Co Ltd. This certification, issued after just one audit, attests that the processes at our Chinese facilities comply with ISO procedures for the manufacture of CAREL products.
The products made at CAREL Electronic (Suzhou) are compliant with the RoHS standards, which prohibit the use of hazardous substances, such as cadmium and lead, in the member states of the European Union.
The procedures applied are the same as those implemented by CAREL INDUSTRIES S.p.A.., with staff continuing to receive training from CAREL headquarters in Italy. Similarly, the production processes reflect the procedures followed by CAREL HQ: the same production methods, verification procedures, and even the same types of SMD and test equipment have been transferred from HQ.