ZAMA celebrated the inauguration of the new production plant in Santo Tomas in the Philippines on January 20, 2016. Special guests like the honorable Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry Adrian S. Cristobal Jr., PEZA Director General Dr. Lilia B. De Lima and the President of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dr. Bodo Goerlich participated in this grand event. ZAMA customers STIHL, Yamabiko and Husqvarna represented by Dr. Nikolas Stihl and Dr. Bertram Kandziora, Mr. Yoshiaki Nagao and Mr. Patrik Bergman attended the celebration as well. Also present during the inauguration were the members of the Chinese project team who were significantly responsible for the success of this project. 
Speaking at the ceremony, ZAMA Group President Mr. Jan Grigor Schubert emphasized the strategic significance of the new factory: “We decided for an additional location, considering the need of our customers for safe and uninterrupted deliveries which would be at risk, when sourcing from one location only” 
The new facility in Santo Tomas covers a total land area of almost 60,000 square meters and offers about 22,000 square meters of production, warehouse and office floor space. Series production is due to start in April 2016. The new factory is to produce about 2 million carburetors in 2016 with a workforce of some 650 men and women.

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