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China Ceramics: Capacity Expansion of Hengda Facility

China Ceramics Co., Ltd., manufacturer of ceramic tiles used for exterior siding and for interior flooring and design in residential and commercial buildings, expanded its Hengda facility.

The facility is now capable of producing 42 Mm2/a of ceramic tiles, up from 32 Mm2 in the second quarter of 2011 and an increase from 28 Mm2 as of year-end 2010. The company expects that the new capacity will ramp-up to full utilization in about three months. The new equipment will include a new kiln and advanced stone-breaking equipment that will make operations more efficient. China Ceramics’ current total annual production capacity of ceramic tiles is now 52 Mm2, consisting of 42 Mm2 from Hengda and 10 Mm2 from Hengdali. After the completion of Phase II at Hengdali by the end of 2011, the company expects to have a total annual production capacity of approximately 72 Mm2 of ceramic tiles composed of 42 Mm2 of total capacity from the Hengda facility and 30 Mm2 of total capacity from the Hengdali facility. The expansion at Hengdali will primarily consist of the construction of additional plant facilities, the installation of specialized state-of-the-art equipment and the construction of an administrative building and staff quarters (8/2011).

 


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