Zhongshan, China (December 10, 2013)—A year ago, Music Group broke ground on its aptly named Music Group City, a new campus that will house the design, building and distribution facilities for its Midas, Klark Teknik, Turbosound and Behringer brands. As the massive facility enters its second year of construction, Music Group CEO Uli Behringer said he is excited about the project as it moves towards completion in mid-2014.
“I’m thrilled to see the progress on this wonderful new manufacturing facility,” said Behringer. “We have spent over two years blueprinting and fine-tuning every single aspect of the plant’s design. Several specialized Japanese process engineering firms were engaged to create one of the most efficient, automated and environmentally-friendly manufacturing plants in the world. We also spent substantial resources on the industrial design, which showcases massive glass-curtains and aluminum-braced facades. We even added internal factory walkways so visitors can witness every aspect of our high-tech production.”
Undertaken in September of 2012 with a gala cornerstone ceremony, the main building will be an enormous, 3 million square-foot structure supported by 2,500 support beams, with a total combined length of more than 40 miles (65 km). When complete, the US$ 70 million, 70-acre complex will include a dedicated factory space housing more than 100 automated manufacturing lines, fully automated transducer production lines, injection molding and hydro-forming facilities, plus a total “clean-air” wood products and painting pavilion. On site will also be a single-story, fully automated warehouse directly connected to an online B2B Partner Portal that will allow real-time ordering and distribution.
Along with the expanded manufacturing capacity, the campus will also be home to several advanced-research facilities and training centers for employees to further develop products and designs.
In total, the facility will house 10,000 employees, with an estimated 5,000 living on site. The campus will also offer on-premise childcare, medical services and recreation to all those living on the campus.