On March 12, 2019, one of the world’s leading diversified technology and innovation company 3M announced the opening of a brand new 3M design center in Shanghai, China. This is the fifth Global Design Center to be opened by 3M, following its headquarters in Minnesota , USA, with other branches in Italy, Japan and India. The 3M China Design Center will provide local customers with a variety of solutions, with a unique Chinese perspective into the 3M global innovation ecosystem.
“It’s exciting to be able to expand the influence of the 3M design center around the world. The establishment of the 3M China Design Center will further promote cooperation and stimulate creativity, which is of paramount importance for the successful development of 3M in China. Eric Quint, 3M Global Vice President and Chief Design Officer, said: “through cross-domain innovation and collaboration between colleagues, customers and partners, we have access to relevant and meaningful solutions and strategic platforms to maximize value and help 3M stand out from the competition in the marketplace.”
3M China has always been committed to developing innovative technologies and products that meet the needs of local consumers, and has focused on developing local innovations. “3M has been present in the Chinese market for more than 30 years. With advanced technology, the brand has brought a wide range of innovative solutions to the Chinese market, actively promoting China’s economic and social development. “We believe in the power of design to innovate,” Stephen Shafer, president of 3M Greater China, said. The newly established 3M China Design Center allows us to be closer to our customers and in the future to demonstrate innovative, personalized and sustainable solutions to better serve the local market. ”
The establishment of the 3M China Design Center has further expanded the global influence of 3M design. As 3M continues to apply technology in creative ways around the world, design will help turn insights into solutions that promote innovation and bring meaningful branding experiences to people’s daily lives.