BOOTH #214, CINEASIA, HONG KONG, DECEMBER 8TH 2016 — Harkness Screens, the world’s leading manufacturer of cinema screens has announced expansion of its Chinese operation to meet the increased demand for its products. The new investment sees the creation of a new larger production facility in Wuqing, south of Tiajin in China.
“The Chinese market is now the world’s largest and with expansion continuing at such a rapid pace combined with unprecedented demand for our premium screen surfaces, we felt that we could no longer meet local demand from our previous facility in Beijing,” explains Mark Ashcroft, CEO at Harkness Screens. “The new purpose-built facility not only allows us to significantly increase capacity to support the growth in the Chinese and wider Asian markets but also boasts the largest screen coating facility in the Harkness group allowing all of our premium surfaces to be manufactured to bigger sizes than ever before in Asia to support almost every screen required, even the most challenging of Premium Large Format sizes” Ashcroft adds.
The new facility which boasts a maximum coated screen size of 16.00m x 41.00m is now fully operational and will allow Harkness Screens to provide its industry leading brands such as Clarus XC, Spectral, Perlux Digital and Precision White for RealD along with its innovative 4K Digital Perforation Pattern with shorter lead times to better serve local demand in China and across the Asia Pacific region.
“With a completely new facility, we’ve been able to take learnings from our other global production facilities in France, India and the USA and roll these into the Chinese factory to produce a truly state-of-the-art screen technology facility with best-in-class production equipment and techniques,” explains Allen Xing, General Manager at Harkness Screens China. “Quality remains at the forefront of our production process and to that end, we will continue to import our proprietary premium raw materials from Europe to produce our screens,” he adds.
Further information on Harkness’ new production facility in China can be found by visiting:- www.harkness-screens.com/
About Harkness Screens
Harkness Screens™ is the world's leading screen technology company, specialising in the design and manufacture of projection screens and supporting technologies. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications.
With truly global reach, Harkness is regarded as the world leader in cinema and today has screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. With its industry leading 2D and 3D screen brands (Perlux and Spectral) along with its innovative range of tools and iOS/Android apps, Harkness continues to lead the way in screen technology for cinema.
Founded in 1929, Harkness has manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, France, India and China. Harkness Screens combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets worldwide. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.