Busch has over 40 years of history with China. In 1981, Busch was the first German industrial company to sign a cooperation agreement to manufacture in China after the reopening of the country. In 2001, an independent subsidiary was established in Shanghai. Today it is one of the largest and most successful Busch sales and service companies worldwide.
After the signing (front from left to right): Kaya Busch, Co-Owner and Co-CEO of Busch Vacuum Solutions, Yu Congbin, Mayor of Caidian District, Sami Busch, Co-Owner, and Co-CEO of Busch Vacuum Solutions. (Back row between Kaya Busch and Yu Congbin): Jonathan Schoo, Vice President - AHK Greater China (Chamber of Commerce Abroad, Representation of German Business in China).
“We have a close relationship with China. This investment in Caidian District is another fruitful outcome of our cooperation with China,” said Kaya Busch, Co-Owner, and Co-CEO of Busch Vacuum Solutions, in his speech before the signing ceremony.
In his speech, Sami Busch, Co-Owner, and Co-CEO of Busch Vacuum Solutions, said, “Caidian District has a clear location, excellent facilities, and many professionals. We believe this investment in Caidian District will be a milestone in our Group’s history, and we look forward to the opening of our new plant.”
Wuhan is centrally located in China at the confluence of the Yangtze River and the Han River. The city is the industrial hub of central China and has manufacturing operations in many industries, including iron production and automotive. Wuhan also has China’s largest inland water port, the region’s largest airport, one of the country’s most prestigious universities, and is conveniently located on one of the world’s fastest rail links connecting Shanghai to Hong Kong.
The Busch family also has a deep connection to Wuhan. Directly after the outbreak of the Corona Pandemic in early 2020, Busch delivered twelve urgently needed MINK claw vacuum pumps to support the construction of the hastily built Huoshenshan Emergency Hospital. Therefore, Kaya and Sami Busch visited the hospital and could see the MINK vacuum pumps in location.
Busch is expected to start production in the new plant in 2025. However, the company is already producing at a rented site in Caidian. So far, 15 employees have been hired. Busch’s goal is to build talent successively because the company attaches importance to long-term employment relationships. The Chinese production facility is expected to employ 400 people in the future.
The signing of the investment agreement received a great deal of media coverage in China. Representatives from a total of 14 Chinese media, including TV stations, were present at the event to report and conduct interviews with Sami and Kaya Busch.
Busch Vacuum Solutions is one of the world’s largest producers of vacuum pumps, vacuum systems, blowers, and compressors. Its extensive product portfolio comprises solutions for vacuum and overpressure applications in all industries, including the chemical, semiconductor, medical technology, plastics, and food sectors. It also covers the design and construction of customized vacuum systems, as well as a global service network. The Busch group is a family-owned company and is still managed by the Busch family. Busch Vacuum Solutions has 3,800 employees in more than 60 companies in over 40 countries and agencies worldwide. Busch is headquartered in Maulburg, in southwest Germany. This is the location of Busch SE headquarters, as well as the German production facility and German sales company. In addition to Maulburg, Busch also has its own production plants in Switzerland, the UK, Czech Republic, Korea and the USA. For more information, visit www.buschvacuum.com.