Music Group commits US$50 million to new campus
CHINA: Music Group has revealed plans to construct a new campus to house its operations, due to be completed by 2014.
Modelled on the corporate campus typical of Silicon Valley, the 50-acre complex will include R&D, manufacturing, a residential village and green space cultivated around the site's natural wetlands.
‘It is my pleasure to announce the fulfilment of a major objective of our group today with the start of this undertaking,’ announced founder and CEO Uli Behringer. ‘This new home will bring together our people from several different sites, our manufacturing and integrated logistics teams into one environmentally sustainable location woven into the local landscape. My goal is to make this a place where talented people can attain their life goals without compromise.’
The new campus will be home to nearly 5,000 employees and is to include over 278,709 sq-m of automated factory space housing over 100 surface mount machines, automated transducer lines, injection moulding and hydro forming facilities and a clean-air wood products and painting pavilion. The company's agency test labs will be expanded with additional RF and TDMA facilities and an all-new two-story anechoic chamber will be built for acoustical testing. The campus will also offer housing for almost 2,000 company employees and include on-site educational, child care and health facilities.
Music Group has commissioned international consultants to advise on site development, liveability and environmental concerns to ensure long-term satisfaction for workers and minimal impact to the surrounding eco system. Working with Chinese officials, the company aims to make the facility energy efficient and minimise its carbon footprint. The stated mandate is to ‘deliver a community where people can live, work and enjoy a quality of life that is as stimulating as it is rewarding’.