Georg Fischer expanding new Beijing pipe plant


Plastic pipe maker Georg Fischer Piping Systems has opened a plant in Beijing to tap what it said is demand for higher-quality building components, as it saw sales growth there rise 45 percent in the first half of the year.

The Schaffhausen, Switzerland-based firm said the 58 million Chinese yuan ($8.7 million) Beijing factory has the capacity to make 20,000 kilometers of pipe annually. China is now its largest market, the company said.

The investment came as the firm announced a partnership in September with...
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