Franke expands Asian operations

Franke, the kitchen equipment manufacturer based in canton Aargau, is expanding its operations in Asia.

This content was published on January 10, 2001 - 11:18

The company is doubling capacity at its Chinese production site in Heshan City and is also opening a new factory in the Philippines.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the group said it would invest around SFr12.1 million ($7.5 million) in the Heshan City site. The number of employees will rise from 150 to 235.

Heshan Kitchen Equipment produces kitchens for use by fast food chains.

A similar operation will open in March at Makati in the Philippines. Set-up costs have been put at SFr3 million.

The company statement said that the strong growth in demand in the region had made expansion necessary.

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