Watlow held a grand-opening ceremony for its Shanghai facility in late 2006.

To serve its customers that currently have a presence in China, St. Louis-based Watlow has opened manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China. Watlow, a designer and manufacturer of heaters, controllers and temperature sensors, will manufacture tubular heaters at the facility.

John Gross, director of operations at Watlow, said the company built the facility to support the local market and demonstrate the company’s commitment to serving the region.