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AkzoNobel Opens Powder Coatings Plant in China
January 20, 2017
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AkzoNobel's new powder coatings facility in China. Image courtesy of AkzoNobel
A new €11 million powder coating plant was opened by AkzoNobel in Chengdu, China, the company’s sixth facility producing powder coatings in the country, the Dutch company announced Jan. 17.
“The opening of our Chengdu production site will strengthen our position as the global leader and China’s largest powder coatings supplier,” a statement by Contrad Keijzer, a member of AkzoNobel’s executive committee that is responsible for its performance coatings business. “It will allow us to leverage the strong growth that we see in the western provinces of China, furthering our organic growth momentum.”
Serving local automotive, construction, furniture, and IT industries, the new facility features equipment to fully recycle waste water generated in operations.
According to the company, the factory’s opening is a result of the Chinese government’s Western Development Policy, noting that many manufacturers are opening sites in the region, including a large car manufacturing center.
“We are going through a rapid change in western China and that is generating more demand for our business,” said AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings unit in north Asia. “The new Chengdu site is an important investment in the region and will enhance our support to local customers, particularly, particularly those in the automotive industry.”
AkzoNobel is also constructing a facility billed as “the largest powder coatings plant in the world” in Changzhou, China with a projected opening in October 2017.
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