“This new plant will see us triple and even quadruple our production compared to our facilities already in Shanghai,” says Lionel Puget, CEO of AXSON Technologies, about the new Chinese plant.

This plant is part of the French company’s international development strategy launched in 1994, when it separated from Hexcel to become independent. Axson now has 6 R&D centres throughout the world, 6 production units in France, Slovakia, Mexico, the USA, Japan, China, and soon India, complemented by a network of subsidiaries and distributors in over 30 countries.

“No industrial customer should be further than 500 km from an Axson unit," Puget says. "With around 300 people in our group, we have successfully positioned ourselves throughout the world and generate around 80% of sales in export with exponential growth on the Asian markets.”

“The first concern for companies establishing an overseas presence is consistent product quality,” underlines Puget. “We are developing our resins in close cooperation with customers to meet their requirements in Europe, the US and Japan and we then adapt the formula locally on our production site. As an example, our structure means we can develop products in Europe then transfer them to Asia for production using the country’s raw material resources.” 

Axson Technologies focuses on four business sectors – modelling, adhesives, composites and dielectric resins.