H.B. Fuller recently announced it has broken ground on a manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia. This facility is intended to strengthen H.B. Fuller's network in the Asia Pacific region and complement the products and technical service offered by the company's manufacturing facilities in China, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Australia.

“This future manufacturing facility is an excellent example of how we will leverage our global reach and technical knowledge to empower local experts,” said Jim Owens, president and CEO. “Today, we mark an important milestone in our commitment to deliver value to our customers in Asia, enhance our competitive position, and continue making investments in the capabilities necessary to support our long-term growth strategy.”

The company anticipates production of hot melt and water-based adhesives products to begin in the second quarter of 2016. This increased capacity in the region will reportedly enable the company to consistently meet local customers' requirements and grow significantly in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia.

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