Nanjing, Jiangsu – Chinese appliance maker Skyworth is to start up its 2m unit/year smart refrigerator facility during March.
The project is located next to the company’s existing site in the Lishui Economic Development Zone in Nanjing, Jiangsu. It covers 127,000 m2 total area. The company broke ground in July 2019, and the plant was originally scheduled to come on stream in December 2020.
Skyworth has pumped CNY450m ($65m) investment into the project. It will create 500 new jobs when in operation, according to the project’s environmental impact report.
The project relies on Hennecke foaming machinery, the report added.
The company's existing site can make 3m ultra-high energy-saving refrigerators a year. It can also make 2m laundry machines each year. It employs 3,000 people, and annual sales exceeded CNY4bn last year, Skyworth’s website says.
The appliance park in Nanjing has resumed production and is running at 70% of capacity after shutting down for the coronavirus outbreak, according to reporting by local newspaper Nanjing Daily on 2 March.