Midas and Klark Teknik owner Music Group to spend $50 million on new 50-acre complex in China
Paul Milligan, October 4, 2012
Music Group, owner of the Midas, Klark Teknik, and Turbosound brands amongst others, has revealed it plans to construct a massive new campus to house its operations in China. The 50-acre complex will include R&D, manufacturing, a residential village around the site’s natural wetlands and is to be completed by 2014, at a cost of £50 million.
Announcing the plans Music Group founder and CEO Uli Behringer said: “This new home will bring together our people from several different sites, our manufacturing and integrated logistics teams into one environmentally sustainable location woven into the natural local landscape.”
The new campus will be home to nearly 5,000 employees and is to include over 3 million square feet of automated factory space housing 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 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 2000 company employees and include on-site educational, child-care and health facilities.
Music Group has commissioned international consultants to advise on site development, livability and environmental concerns to ensure long-term satisfaction for workers and minimal impact to the surrounding Eco-system.