Schlemmer representatives in traditional Bavarian dress.
Schlemmer representatives in traditional Bavarian dress.

The Schlemmer Group, which owns metal powder provider Plansee, has opened two new plants in the Philippines and China, increasing the company’s global presence in the Asian markets.

The Philippines is one of the most rapidly expanding areas for the automotive industry, the company said. The new facility will make injection moulded parts, such as vehicle fuse boxes, by three special machines.

Schlemmer CEO Josef Minster and CFO Christian von der Linde officially commissioned the new factory halls and attended in traditional Bavarian costume after a special request from the local representatives.

‘After China, Vietnam and Singapore, our plant in Santa Rosa allows us to occupy another strategic key position in the Asian automotive market. Of course, we are very pleased to be able to demonstrate our Bavarian roots and our close ties with our homeland, even 10,000 km away in the Philippines,’ said Minster.

This story is reprinted from material from Schlemmer, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.