Made In China?
The key "negative" that has dogged Chinese-made bindery equipment has been a perception that spare parts and technical support are a bit of a problem. Even though Switzerland and Germany are not around the corner, it's still possible to receive a critical spare in a day or two. Mainland China is a different story. It's VERY far away, both in geography, and in time zones. And the number of English-speakers within vendors is small compared to the EU firms. A shift in finishing systems manufacturing to China by EU vendors may force an upgrade in the Chinese manufacturing infrastructure, however.
So, label plates on bindery systems that say "Made In China" may become common in the next few years.