10 September 2007
10 September 2007
Construction of the DSM China Campus in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in the Pudong New Area of Shanghai (PRC) has commenced.
The China Campus will comprise both all Shanghai offices of the DSM (China) Ltd. Holding and several business groups and the R&D labs of DSM in China. The DSM China Campus will house about 600 people and besides being the headquarter of DSM China, it will be DSM's biggest and most important research facility outside Europe and the USA
During the groundbreaking ceremony, which took place today, Jan Zuidam, Deputy Chairman of DSM's Managing Board of Directors, said: ""China is important for all three drivers of DSM's strategy Vision 2010 - Building on Strengths: market-driven growth and innovation, increased presence in emerging economies and operational excellence. Today's groundbreaking ceremony is a major milestone for us in China. The DSM China Campus will act not only as the headquarters of DSM in China, but also as the new incubator of our innovation competences. We at DSM know China not only as a market and production base, but also as a strategic starting point of research and development. It is difficult to overestimate China's importance to DSM.""
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