CN – The Danish company Lego is building a factory in China, which is to supply the People’s Republic from 2017 onwards. The construction work will begin in the spring of 2014 in Jiaxing, 100 km from Shanghai, where the group also intends to erect an Asian distribution centre. 2,000 jobs are to be created on a total area covering 120,000 m². The new factory is to implement the same technologies and fulfil the same standards as in the existing factories in Denmark, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Mexico. All of the articles produced in Jiaxing are to be sold in Asia. According to company sources, over the past years Lego has been able to increase its turnover in the Asian region by over 50%.