Clariant Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony in Indonesia
Clariant International Ltd., Muttenz, Switzerland, announced its latest double digit million investment at the groundbreaking ceremony held on November 5, 2015 at the Java Integrated Industrial & Port Estate (JIIPE) in Gresik, Surabaya, where construction has officially commenced to develop the first phase of a multi-purpose facility.
With already 5 production sites and 3 technical centers established in Indonesia, Clariant's new site in East Java - the upcoming chemical industry hub in Indonesia, is going to further reinforce Clariant’s commitment to opportunities in the emerging Asian market. "This new investment highlights the importance of South East Asia and Pacific as a driver of growth for Clariant. The new site we are about to build here in Surabaya is of strong strategic importance as it will help us to capture future growth in Asia. With this step we continue to add highly competitive manufacturing capabilities while capturing synergies within our established production network of six sites in Indonesia," said Christian Kohlpaintner, Clariant's Executive Committee Member at the groundbreaking ceremony.
The first facility to start operation at the new site is going to be a new bleaching earth plant for Clariant's Functional Minerals Business Unit. It is expected to come on-stream early 2017 with facilities from other Clariant Business Units that could join and co-develop the new site in becoming a multi-purpose facility for Clariant in the future.
Clariant International Ltd.
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