GDS Continues to Expand with New Manufacturing Facility in Romania
Global Display Solutions Ltd. (GDS), market leader in the design and manufacture of industrial monitors, has opened a new manufacturing site in Arad, Western Romania - GDS Manufacturing Services SA. This location was chosen for the economic benefits it offers GDS enabling it to develop a cost-effective and very competitive operation that will benefit all GDS customers long-term.
The new Romanian GDS Manufacturing Services SA site is for the production of subassemblies (electronic boards) and comprises three assembly lines, a surface mount technology line, a pin in hole line and an automated line for manual assembly with a wave solder. The automated, technological production of the subassembly components remains in Italy with the manual assembly of the boards being transferred to this new site, so enabling GDS's customers to purchase high quality products at the lowest possible price. Products manufactured at the site are initially being shipped to Europe but GDS anticipates that this will rapidly expand to GDS's global markets.
The new GDS plant employs 50 people and is contributing to the regeneration of the region. The new facility also enjoys an excellent transport network at the heart of central Europe with good rail and motorway links, and the proximity of a fast developing international airport. One of six free trading zones established by the Romanian government, Arad Free Trade Enterprise Zone offers real opportunities for GDS to continue to grow its global business with incentives such as tax and customs exemptions.
Luca Bisognin, Sales and Marketing Manager at GDS comments, "The opening of this latest GDS facility demonstrates our ongoing commitment to manufacturing high quality products whilst driving down costs for the benefit of our customers. This new site also fits into GDS's long-term strategy to provide cost-effective display solutions to all key global markets."
GDS is a world-leading manufacturer of industrial display solutions for a number of industries worldwide including retail, advertising, entertainment, kiosk, banking, marine, process and transport. GDS now manufactures in Italy, USA, Brazil, Romania and Taiwan and has offices in USA, UK, Brazil, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Taiwan and Australia.