AkzoNobel, headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherland, has opened its €11 million powder coatings facility in Chengdu, western China. With a full range of powder products for the automotive, construction, furniture and IT industries, the Chengdu plant in western China will help to meet growing demand in the region and to its customers.
In addition to six powder coatings operating facilities in the China region, the company is adding a seventh – the biggest powder coatings plant in the world –in Changzhou, which is due to open in October this year. AkzoNobel currently has more than 30 production facilities spread over the whole of China.
Excited with the new facility at Chengdu, Conrad Keijzer, AkzoNobel’s Executive Committee member responsible for Performance Coatings, said,“The opening of our Chengdu production site will strengthen our position as the global leader and China’s largest powder coatings supplier. It will allow us to leverage the strong growth that we see in the western provinces of China, furthering our organic growth momentum.”
With sustainability perspective, the Chengdu site is the company’s first powder facility in China to use innovative technology that allows full recycling of waste water.
“We are going through a rapid change in western China and that is generating more demand for our business,” explained Eddie Wang, Business Director for AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business in North Asia. “The new Chengdu site is an important investment in the region and will enhance our support to local customers, particularly those in the automotive industry.”