News from Corning regarding a new effort in China drew the most reader interest last week (Corning Accelerates Flow Reactor Commercialization with New Manufacturing Operation in China): “Corning Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary, Corning Singapore Holdings Private Limited, has signed an investment agreement with the Changzhou government in China to establish a new headquarters for Corning’s Advanced-Flow™ Reactors (AFR) business in Changzhou Science and Education Town. As part of the agreement, Corning received support to establish a headquarters and build the infrastructure for the business, including a technology development center and a manufacturing operation in the Changzhou region.
“Concurrently, Corning announced the establishment of Corning Advanced-Flow Reactor Technology Co., Ltd. to manage Corning’s global AFR business. Corning expects to complete the reactor manufacturing facility before the end of this year and have the new headquarters fully operational by late 2020.
“‘This is a significant opportunity for us,’ said Yi Jiang, Ph.D., president and general manager of Corning Advanced-Flow Reactor Technology. ‘Establishing our AFR business headquarters in Changzhou will enable us to operate more effectively in China, which is the leading global market for flow reactor application technologies. It will also position us to be near our customers in the region, give us the ability to focus more attention on customer value realization, and grow larger faster.’”
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