A ceramic tile factory opens in China’s capital
A ceramic factory in the eastern city of Chongqing, China, is opening up, and the owners are planning to expand their operation to the southern city of Shenzhen.
The factory, located in the village of Qunliu, opened last month and is located in a two-storey building that is expected to have a capacity of 30,000 square meters.
The ceramic tiles, used for restaurants, are made by Chinese company Tengli, and are sourced from a local ceramic manufacturer.
The new factory is the second of its kind in the country, following another in Wuhan.
Both factories are set to produce up to 5 million tiles a month, according to a statement by the Chongqong government.
The company’s CEO Zhang Chunhua told the Chinese newspaper The Global Times that the factory is set to employ 30,600 people, mainly in the manufacturing of ceramic tiles.
According to Zhang, the factory has already attracted attention from other Chinese cities, including the city of Wuhu, and has plans to expand to other areas of China.
In October, the Chongpeng Industrial Development Development Corp, a Chinese conglomerate owned by the government, announced it had secured a $20 million investment from the government to support the development of the new ceramic factory.