19 September 2012

Lau Rubber and Plastics to locate North American headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville, S.C. – 19 September 2012 (PRNewswire) - Lau Rubber and Plastics has announced the location of its North American sales and operations office in the Greenville, South Carolina area. The company manufactures and supplies rubber and plastic molded parts to a host of global companies and brands in the automotive, computer, communications, aviation, household appliance and packaging industries. The company will manage sales, marketing, and North American operations from the Greenville office. Plans are in place to develop manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. once the North American market has been developed more fully. The targeted location for this facility is undetermined at this time. 

"The Southeast is an ideal location for our North American operations because of the growing automotive industry in the region which is a category strength for our company," stated Joseph J. White, Lau Rubber and Plastics Chief Operating Officer. "Additionally, it gives us easy access to other manufacturing sectors located in the Southeast as well the Midwest and Northeast. These are our geographical priorities at this time." 

The company currently manufactures a broad range of products and processes for seals, gaskets and other products using extruded and molded EPDM, Silicone, NR, NBR and composite materials for dense extrusion, foam product and dense mold applications. 

Lau Rubber and Plastics Products Ltd. is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of rubber and plastics products that can be found on many of the leading branded products around the world. Specialties include automotive applications, electrical appliances, communication cabinets, high-low pressure industrial switch cabinets, medical treatment apparatus, printing industry applications, fuel and oil hoses as well as gaskets and seals for a multitude of critical applications. 

The company was established in 1986 in Guangzhou, China near Hong Kong and has three, state-of- the-art manufacturing facilities. A new cutting edge LEED certified manufacturing and research center at the LAU Industrial Park Campus has been designed and is being built and will be ready for production in 2014. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified and its products pass US UL94V-0 and environmental protection SGS verification of the EU, RoHS and FDA standards. 

The company has established its North American headquarters for marketing, sales, and operations offices in Greenville, SC. 

Source: Lau Rubber and Plastics (PRNewswire)