Equipment supplier opens Americas Headquarters, invests $4 million in City of Suwanee
(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) April 4, 2014 – A subsidiary of Shini Group, Shini Plastics Technologies, LLC, in partnership with Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development, celebrated the opening of its new Americas Headquarters and Technical & Logistics Center in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The announcement represents the first U.S. presence for the company and initially brings 10 new jobs and $4 million in capital investment to the metro Atlanta community. The 40,000-square-foot facility is located at 4189 Capital View Drive in the City of Suwanee.
“With Shini Plastics Technologies’ decision to establish its first U.S. headquarters in Georgia, it’s clear that our strong connection with the international business community is paying off,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “Shini Plastics Technologies is an excellent addition to our solid advanced manufacturing network and the company will help Georgia remain a leader in the global marketplace.”
“Our well-knit, global distribution network covers more than 60 countries. When we decided to expand into the North and South American regions, Gwinnett County presented the ideal location to serve both of these markets,” stated Alan Chen, Sales and Marketing Director of Shini Plastics Technologies. “We are confident this facility will further enable us to meet the growing demand for our products and offer faster delivery, better pricing, stronger service, and unparalleled support to our customers.”
Shini Plastics Technologies supplies auxiliary equipment to manufacturers of plastic and rubber components. This new facility, modeled after similar centers already established in Poland, Germany, India and Northern Asia, houses a testing and technology area, warehouse, showroom, and offices.
“One of our main objectives as a community is to provide a pro-business environment that encourages growth and prosperity for existing and new companies. This investment announcement from Shini Plastics Technologies shows that Gwinnett County has the resources to foster growth in the logistics sector,” stated Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash.
The Suwanee facility has two focuses: to provide direct sales and support of automation equipment; and stocking and service support for size reduction, heat transfer, drying, blending, and material conveying groups.
“Shini Plastics Technologies is a worldwide leader in plastics manufacturing. This announcement proves we are able to compete on a global scale for new industry investment and job creation,” said City of Suwanee Mayor Jimmy Burnette.
This announcement is one of several recent global business wins for the County, as it continues to build its reputation as a leading hub for global business in the Southeast. Shini joins 10 additional Taiwanese companies, and more than 500 internationally based businesses, currently located in Gwinnett.
“Our team maintains a strong focus on attracting investment from Asia – a region that is paving the way in technology for many industries,” stated Nick Masino, Senior Vice President for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “We appreciate that Shini – one such leading-edge company – has selected Gwinnett, and we welcome their presence in our fast-growing international business community.”
Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Shini Group has manufacturing facilities in Dongguan, Pinghu, Ningbo and Chongqing (China) and Pune (India), as well as a logistics center in Poland for European markets and a sales office in Germany. The company employs more than 2,000 people worldwide.
To learn more about Shini Plastics Technologies, LLC, please visit www.shini.com.
For more information on Gwinnett’s local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.