MUSIC Group Founder and CEO Uli Behringer recently revealed the company's plans to construct new 5,000-employee campus that will house its operations in China.
Modeled on the corporate campus typical of San Francisco's Silicon Valley, the three million sqft of automated factory space will house over 100 surface mount machines, automated transducer lines, injection molding and hydro forming facilities and a total "clean-air" wood products and painting pavilion. The complex will include R&D, Manufacturing, a Residential Village and green space cultivated around the site's natural wetlands and is set to be completed by 2014.
The investment comes at a time when the company's current MUSIC Group City site is experiencing high demand for its resources and products, including the transformational X32 Digital Mixer.
"It is my distinct pleasure to announce the fulfillment of a major objective of our Group today with the start of this incredible undertaking," announced Behringer to the gathered employees and dignitaries. "This new home will bring together our people from several different sites, our world-class manufacturing and integrated logistics teams into one environmentally sustainable location woven into the natural local landscape. My goal is to make this a place where talented people can attain their life goals without compromise."
In addition, the company's agency test labs will be expanded with additional RF and TDMA facilities and an all-new two-story Anechoic Chamber will be built for acoustical testing. The campus will also offer housing for almost two thousand company employees and include on-site educational, child-care and health facilities.