HAMPTON, Virginia (July 24, 2014) – Measurement Specialties, Inc. (MEAS) held the grand opening of their new West China R&D and Manufacturing Center in Chengdu. The company hosted various dignitaries at the ceremony, including Peter Haymond, consul general for the U.S. consulate in Chengdu.

In comments made at the opening ceremonies at the Chengdu Industrial Park, MEAS CEO Frank Guidone said that the 130,000-square-foot facility is expected to grow from 550 to 2,000 employees within the next five years, supporting the company's growth in China and worldwide. The Chengdu operation boasts a 98 percent on-time delivery record.

"The establishment of our West China R&D/Manufacturing Center in Chengdu marks a major expansion of our presence in China,” Guidone said. “The facility will provide capacity to support our operational and development growth requirements for the next several years."

Measurement Specialties, Inc. (MEAS) designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics such as pressure, temperature, position, force, vibration, humidity and photo optics.