23 January 2018
It is time to celebrate at Rompa Shunxing. Exactly 13 years ago this month, the production site in Jiangmen, China, opened its doors. Anderson Wang, general manager at Rompa China, was there from the very beginning.
Rompa has been doing business in China since the late ‘90s. “At first, we outsourced our production to local partners. We opened our first production site in China in 2005,” says Anderson. Jiangmen, a city in located in the vibrant Pearl River delta, was selected as the location for the Rompa site. Over the past decades, this area has become one of the largest industrial zones in the world, earning it the nickname “the Workshop of the World.”
Metamorphosis in the region
Whereas the delta mainly housed export factories staffed with cheap labour in the early nineties, the region has undergone a true metamorphosis since then. The factories you find there now are characterised by the exceptionally high quality of their products, their complex machinery, the high degree of automation and robotisation and the wealth of knowledge and expertise of the people working there. The production is no longer focused solely on export; instead, it also targets the rapidly developing local market.