The Chinese branch of the Austrian Starlinger Group has been producing circular looms for plastic fabrics since 2006. In autumn 2018, Starlinger Taicang reached a milestone with the 10000th circular loom.
Starlinger Plastics Machinery Taicang, a local branch of the Austrian Starlinger Group, currently has a workforce of around 75 employees at the 9400 m² plant in the Chinese province Jiangsu near Shanghai. The factory’s annual production is presently at around 1000 machines.
The first models produced at Starlinger Taicang were called Omega 6 and Omega 1000. In 2013, the Starlinger Group set the course for the future with the development of the cost-optimized circular loom series RX, which is produced exclusively in China. The successful series was gradually extended and currently includes the models RX 6.0, RX 6.1 and RX 8.0 II. These models feature extremely low production costs per square meter of fabric and have high production speeds. Starlinger Taicang does not only produce machines; as a sales and service center, it is also an important hub in the Asian region.
Starlinger organizes numerous events in Taicang. Over the past years, the site has not only been the venue of an open house which takes place every second year in parallel to the Chinaplas exhibition in Shanghai, but has also hosted regional sales meetings as well as the information event AD*STAR Days. Especially for Asian customers, such events offer the opportunity to gain a comprehensive insight into the entire Starlinger product portfolio.