In October 2014 the LMT Group celebrated the tenth anniversary of its subsidiary Fette Compacting Nanjing. More than 250 guests and 120 staff accepted the invitation. On this occasion, managing director Olaf J. Müller gave the go-ahead for the LMT Group Academy China and informed the visitors about the company's plans for a new building.
"This anniversary represents a special event in the history of the LMT Group and is an impressive example of what makes our corporate group successful - cutting-edge technology, staff commitment and close international cooperation," stressed Regine Bengel in her speech at the tenth anniversary celebration of Fette Compacting Nanjing on October 10, 2014. She praised the company's staff in particular: "In recent years you succeeded in setting up a production site at the highest technological level, thus becoming firmly established among customers in China and the entire Asian region. You deserve thanks from all of us."
Olaf J. Müller, management spokesman at the LMT Group, also emphasized how important the company's employees are for the success of the subsidiary: "Fette Compacting Nanjing is a symbol for the successful internationalization of the LMT Group. Close cooperation between all of our business locations and the constant exchange of knowledge and experience have proven to be the decisive factors."
Continuing Education and Further Training in China
As part of the festivities Müller fittingly gave the go-ahead for the LMT Group Academy China, which will begin operations next year. Plans are to offer continuing education and further training of staff in China along with seminars for customers. "With this offer we will provide our personnel with the necessary qualifications and ensure that we maintain our high standards when it comes to production and development. It is precisely this orientation on quality that is also crucial for our customers," comments Müller.
On a Course for Growth - Planning a New Building for the LMT Group
The target market for the machines manufactured by Fette Compacting in Nanjing includes customers from the Chinese pharmaceutical industry and the entire Asian region. The most important series includes the P2020 and P3030 tableting machines, which have been manufactured in Nanjing since 2004. This year Fette Compacting Nanjing delivered its three hundredth machine. The capacity of the production site - which is to be expanded - currently amounts to 100 machines per year. Apart from production, Fette Compacting in Nanjing also operates one of its five worldwide competence centers where demonstrations and training courses take place and customers are able to carry out tests under production conditions.
In light of strong growth and urban development in Nanjing, the LMT Group began planning for a new building in which a modern customer and acceptance center, as well as a production and service area for the Fette Compacting and LMT Tools divisions, will be established. The new premises in the so-called Nanjing development zone are located eight kilometers away from the company's current business location and offer sufficient space with a total of 53,000 square meters.