t the same time, production and warehousing facilities in Taiwan are starting to reach capacity, and it is anticipated that the R&D office will also be out of space within the next five years. Therefore, Advantech plans to set up this second headquarters in Linkou. The new campus will become an important base for Advantech manufacturing and R&D over the next ten years, and the location of the new park is expected to attract talent from Hsinchu and Taoyuan.
Advantech looks forward to a future of parallel development in both Taiwan and mainland China. Right now, Advantech’s main R&D capacity is based in Taipei, with twenty percent of R&D work contributed by mainland teams including Kunshan, Shanghai, Beijing, and Xi’an. In the future, Advantech will expand R&D programs in mainland China and build a collaborative R&D center in Kunshan, which will occupy a total area of about 40 acres; this build already started in 2011. As previously, Taiwan will continue to provide thirty percent of manufacturing capacity, with seventy percent coming from China.
Edward Price Advantech-Innocore’s managing director commented, ”This is a very significant and exciting investment showing the current growth of the Group and its commitment to its customers and future. Each of these extensive new facilities will house the latest manufacturing and R&D technologies enabling Advantech to continue to lead from the front. For the Advantech-Innocore Gaming business this means our customers will have access to the growing pool of R&D talent (already totaling 900 engineers) and support as well as knowing that we are one of the only exclusive suppliers to the industry that has its own in house manufacturing. We look forward to sharing the progress of these large construction projects over the coming months”