These manufacturers are afforded the same food-and-beverage expertise they’ve come to expect from Stellar in the U.S., delivered by professionals who understand the Chinese market, culture and business practices.
Many of our China clients are long-term repeat clients in the United States. When building their food-and-beverage processing and distribution facilities in China, we apply the same stringent standards from their U.S. operations to their Chinese facilities. This includes offering the highest quality design-build, food safety, sustainability and energy optimization services and expertise, resulting in superior facilities and processing operations over the long term.
Our China team
The Stellar China team is headquartered in Shanghai, with branch offices in Beijing and Guangzhou. It is a strategic mix of our U.S.-based food-and-beverage architecture, engineering, construction, refrigeration, mechanical and thermal subject-matter experts, teamed up with Chinese and expatriate professionals who intimately understand the large and complex Chinese market. Many of our China team members have lived and worked in China for many years, allowing them to embrace and understand the culture, and have delivered multiple successful projects within the country.
China is a huge and complex market. Our team helps clients navigate the unique cultural dynamics that impact business operations in China.
Permitting and approvals
From securing the initial business license, to project completion certificates and closeout inspections, we help clients navigate the complex and extensive permitting and approvals process. This includes project feasibility approvals, environmental impact assessments, land-use rights, design and building plan approvals, construction permits, and more.
China-based cost estimating
Clients facing the complex task of budgeting for capital expenditures in China require accurate figures, using China-based costs. We provide this through our in-house cost-estimating database, preparing China-based cost estimates for entire projects.
Local procurement expertise
Our procurement specialists have many years of experience sourcing equipment, materials and services within China. Through their long-term relationships with numerous Chinese OEMs, vendors and subcontractors, we can ensure clients receive the most competitive prices.
Intellectual property protection
Our clients can rest assured that their intellectual property (IP) is fully protected due to our proven IP protection system and environment. Our China operations place a high priority on ensuring our clients’ valuable IP assets are always secure.
Distribution growth in China
China is an emerging market with great need for cold chain and refrigerated warehouse capacity. In fact, in a recent Logistics Report in The Wall Street Journal, China’s market for refrigerated warehouse capacity grew 41% between 2014 and 2016. Stellar recognizes this increased need for a supportive, experienced cold chain resource for perishable fresh foods such as meats, fresh produce, and dairy.
Stellar is recognized as a leader in complete facility development for the entire distribution industry with a diverse, expert group of architects, engineers, construction project managers and field personnel, in the crucial distribution areas of public refrigerated warehousing, wholesale, food service, retail and manufacturing.
We’ve completed multiple major distribution and food service projects in the U.S. and internationally, and in China alone, our distribution and food and beverage projects include Swire Cold Chain Logistics (a 300,000 SF cold storage facility located in the Langfang, Hebei Province, where growth is expected), Heinz UFE and Foodstar, and Nestlé-Yinlu, to name a few.
Stellar has the ability to integrate and self-perform key scopes including:
- Strengthened supply chain through advanced modeling and logistics software
- Materials handling expertise including manual, semi- and fully-automated services
- Total building envelope services including underfloor insulation, sandwich panels (IMP), and roofing
- Refrigeration services including design, fabrication, installation and contracting
- Sustainability services such as LEED building materials and certification, water reuse, recycling, energy management & analysis, and light pollution reduction
Our past project highlights in China have included services such as ammonia refrigeration, pallet racking, procurement, construction and commissioning management, time-zone coordination, equipment relocation, FEED design documents, and more.
Whether it's design-build, design, or construction only, we have the capability to take each job from concept to completion for your business’s peace of mind.