Music Group invests $50 million in new campus

Music Group Founder and CEO Uli Behringer has revealed the company’s plans to construct a new campus that will house its operations in China.

Scheduled for completion in 2014, the 50-acre complex will include R&D, manufacturing, a residential village and an expanse of green space around the site’s natural wetlands. The investment comes at a time when the company’s current Music Group City site is stretched to capacity with high demand for new products.

"It is my distinct pleasure to announce the fulfillment of a major objective of our Group today with the start of this incredible undertaking," said Behringer to the gathered employees and dignitaries. "This new home will bring together our people from several different sites, our world-class manufacturing and integrated logistics teams into one environmentally sustainable location woven into the natural local landscape. My goal is to make this a place where talented people can attain their life goals without compromise."

The new campus will house nearly 5,000 employees and is to include over three million square feet of automated factory space, featuring over 100 surface mount machines, automated transducer lines, injection molding and hydro forming facilities and a total ‘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 two thousand company employees and include on-site educational, child-care and health facilities.

Music Group has also commissioned international consultants to advise onsite development, livability and environmental concerns to ensure long-term satisfaction for workers and minimal impact to the surrounding Eco-system.

Keep up to date with the latest developments from the world of pro audio by registering for our free daily newsletter.