On October 28, 2004, BSH Electrical Appliances (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd, namely, BSH Appliance Park became a registered wholly foreign owned enterprise. BSH Appliance Park is invested by BSH Home Appliances Group, which was established in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. The registered capital is USD 63 million and the total investment is USD 189 million.
On March 9, 2005, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Appliance Park was held in Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone. The Appliance Park covers an area of 371,179 square meters. Until the end of 2014, there are more than 3,100 employees and it has an annual production capacity of over 10 million units. Five factories have been built, and the Appliance Park is a major production base of washing machines, small household appliances, electrical water heaters, cooking appliances, and motors.
The Appliance Park has three R&D centers for refrigerators, washing machines and cooking appliances and an R&D department for dish care and electronic drives. These R&D centers employ more than 350 research and development personnel. As one of BSH Home Appliances Group’s most important R&D bases in the world, the R&D centers are responsible for developing quality home appliance products with advanced design concepts and a focus on innovation. The Appliance Park also has an international purchasing center and a national warehouse, providing solid logistics support to the production effort.
Profiles of five factories:
CP (small household appliance) factory —— On August 3, 2005, the CP factory, which covers 26,000 square meters, began production. It manufactures small household appliances such as electric irons, vacuum cleaners, coffee pots, multifunction drink machines, and kitchen aids, most of which are sold in the European market. In 2012 the annual production capacity will be over 4 million units.
PH (cooking appliance) factory —— On February 9, 2006, the PH factory, which covers 22,800 square meters, started production of range hood and cooking appliances. It is a major cooking appliance production and R&D base in the Asia Pacific region.
Motor factory —— On September 27, 2006, the motor factory started production and in March 2012 it underwent an expansion. Covering 6,200 square meters, it produces universal motors and new types of brushless motors with an annual production capacity of about 1.3 million units for Nanjing and Wuxi-based washing machine factories.
Washing machine factory —— On March 6, 2007, the new front loader washing machine project was launched; in September 26, the cornerstone was laid; on September 23, 2009, the factory was completed and put into operation, covering 31,600 square meters with over 500 employees and an annual production capacity of nearly 1 million units.
Electrical water heater factory —— On October 29, 2008, electrical water heater factory started production. As the most important production base of Siemens water heaters in Asia, the factory has a globally uniform technology development platform that shares R&D results. Its products not only meet the needs of Chinese market but also are sold in Europe and the rest of the world.