Clariant: Investment for Asian Customers
Clariant International Ltd., Muttenz, Switzerland, will build a new pigment preparations plant in Indonesia in a series of investments to strengthen on-the-ground support for customers in China, India and Indonesia. The company supports customers in the emerging markets with low VOC pigment preparations complying with eco labeling schemes such as blue angel and equivalent schemes in other regions. The company is investing approximately CHF 8 million to enhance its capabilities in the region.
The investments include the construction of a new pigment preparations plant at Clariant’s Tangerang site in Indonesia that will double capacity. Production is scheduled to commence in September 2013. Also Clariant’s marketing and sales organization in China, India and Indonesia will be doubled throughout 2013.
Additionally, Technical service capabilities in China will be strengthened by increasing the number of technical professionals in Clariant’s Star application laboratory in Shanghai.
Finally, Clariant will also expand its development capabilities in Roha (India), Shanghai and DaGang (China) to provide a faster response to requests for product development.
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