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Gurit Inaugurates New Tooling Production Site of Red Maple

06 September 2010

Gurit has officially inaugurated the new production campus of Red Maple in Taicang/PR China, which more than doubles the shop floor space of Red Maple, the tooling business of Gurit.

The new production campus in Taicang covers an area of over 85,000m2 on which Gurit inaugurated two production halls with a surface area of 6,000m2 each, and allows for the development and manufacture of larger, next-generation blade moulds for wind turbines of up to 7 MW.

The two new halls will more than double Gurit’s existing tooling shop floor of 11,500m2 to a capacity of over 24,000m2. The new buildings are designed for the development and the manufacture of blade moulds for wind turbines of up to 7 MW. Each building comprises three production bays, each of them equipped with four 20-ton-overhead cranes to move the moulds for wind turbines of 1.5-7 MW. For the production of master plugs, an additional CNC machine covering a working area of 65m x 7.2m x 5.8m and equipped with dual machining heads will be installed in a dedicated building in the autumn. Also a new administration building will be completed by the same time to provide additional space to the growing organization. The total investment cost is about CHF 15 million.