Emefcy Group is preparing to install its high speed membrane aerated biofilm reactors (MABR) production line China.
The production line was built and tested in Israel, and will now be dismantled and shipped to the new factory in Changzhou.
The equipment is expected to arrive in Changzhou in early August. Installation and testing should be rapid, with the new production line expected to commence operation on schedule by the end of the third calendar quarter of 2017 and to be capable of producing high volume during the fourth quarter.
The planned capacity of the production line is 7,500 MABR modules annually, which corresponds to approximately $75m (A$100m) in annual sales.
The new high-speed production line can produce MABR modules six times faster than the Company’s first-generation line currently operating in Israel. The production line is equipped with a dual language (Chinese/English) control interface and whose flexible design can easily accommodate variable module width and diameter, enabling the production of next-generation MABR products, including SUBRE. The flexible design also accommodates different types of membranes and other future technology improvements. The line features remote connectivity, so that it can be controlled and serviced from Israel.
Mr. Richard Irving, Chairman of Emefcy, commented, “Successful testing in Israel of the Changzhou production line marks an important milestone for us, because this first manufacturing facility in China is anticipated to enable us to supply cost-optimized MABR products both to the China market and globally. Due to demand created by the wastewater treatment mandate in the most recent Five Year Plan, we are rapidly building a pipeline of distribution partners and leads for potential project sales. The ability to fulfil demand through local production is paramount, because it keeps our costs competitive and enables us to turn around orders far more quickly. We look forward to getting the factory up and running in the next couple months, in time to meet anticipated demand.”