FPS Inaugurates First Support Center in China
FPS Food Process Solutions (FPS) has opened a new Manufacturing & Support Centre in Zhongshan, China. The new facility, with 8,500 sqm. (or 91,500 sqft.) is another strategic milestone of FPS’ global expansion plan as it further realizes its vision – to upgrade hygienic standards.
Led by General Manager, May Lin, the Zhongshan Centre will act as a single location for sales, support services, and fabrication. In addition to the large manufacturing, warehousing and office space, the new facility will include a showcase of the company’s IQF tunnel and spiral freezers, all with signature externally mounted motors. This location will mainly serve the China and Southeast Asian region.
“FPS has had a long-term commitment to offering the most hygienic equipment, since day one,” said Jeffrey Chang, president of FPS. “In under a decade, FPS has grown to the size it is today, greatly contributed by the unfaltering belief that food safety should dictate equipment design; freezer throughput becomes insignificant when the volume of food processed is unsafe to consume, and the processor’s reputation is at stake,” explained Chang.
In terms of sanitary design, China provides a vast untapped market. Conventional systems typically aim at price-competitiveness. However, the emerging global trend is putting the focus on food safety standards, and this market is known for rapid transformation.