chemical Group WACKER has recently finished expansion of its Shanghai Technical
Center located at Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park.
Munich/Shanghai, May 12,
2009 – The Munich-based chemical Group WACKER has recently finished expansion
of its Shanghai Technical Center located at Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park.
The facility now houses over ten labs for WACKER’s silicone and polymer activities,
serving a wide range of industries from construction, coatings and adhesives to
electronics, textile, cosmetics and home care. The €1 million investment is
intended to boost the company’s local research & development competency and
ensure optimum customer support on the Chinese market.
expansion of the technical center has doubled the total floor space to 3,400 m2
. All labs
have been enlarged and modernized. Moreover, several new labs have been set up
to meet growing market needs, for example of the VAE dispersions, construction,
personal & household care, pulp and paper industries. Not only have the
center’s testing, training and application development capacities been
enhanced, but its local product customization and development capability has
also been given a significant boost. As the sales office and technical center
are now under one roof, the sales and development teams can collaborate more
closely to deliver optimum customer support.
center’s expansion is another milestone in WACKER’s long-term development
strategy in Asia and especially China. “Even though the economy is going
through challenging times right now, WACKER’s commitment to the Chinese market
remains unchanged”, says Dr. Peter von Zumbusch, President of WACKER Chemicals
Greater China. “We will continue to develop the existing local facilities and
business here by making more investments in the coming years.”
For more information visit www.wacker.com