Raute To Move Locations For Chinese Operations

Raute is moving its operations in China to a new location in Changzhou, which is in the Jiangsu province. The new facility is located three hours of driving time from Shanghai and there is a fast and efficient train connection. Operations in the new site are planned to start in January 2022.

“The current location in the Shanghai area has limitations for further growth as the area is being developed more towards lighter industries needs,” says Tapani Kiiski, President and CEO, Raute Corp. “The nearby supplier network is moving to new regions as well. Also, challenges of finding a skilled work force for industrial work did contribute to the decision.”

Raute will employ about 100 people in the Changzhou facility. Raute is offering jobs for the new location to its current employees. At the same time, some office functions, sales, administration and engineering will be moved to a new location in the Shanghai area.

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