The global innovation company 3M on Tuesday announced the opening of its fifth Design Center in Shanghai, after those in Italy, Japan and India, and the 3M Design headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.
"It's exciting to expand and grow 3M Design across the globe - providing this center of design that enables collaboration and stimulates creativity is critical to successful growth in China," said Eric Quint, vice president and chief design officer at 3M.
Stephen Shafer, president of 3M Greater China Area, said for over 30 years the company had leveraged its technologies to bring innovations to the China market, which successfully contributed to the development of China's economy and society.
Shafer said the opening of the 3M China Design Center will enable them to be closer to customers and better serve the local market needs "with more creative, customized, and sustainable solutions for the future."
3M was founded in Minnesota in the United States during the early 20th century. In 1984, 3M China was established in Shanghai as a wholly foreign-owned enterprise.