BYK recently announced it has expanded its operations in the Shanghai region with a new facility intended to meet anticipated growth in demand in the Chinese market.

“The new site will significantly enhance our presence in the Chinese market, and will enable us to focus on individual customer solutions in the growing Asian market,” said Martin Babilas, CEO of ALTANA AG. “The new and ultra-modern facility is embedded in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park where we enjoy, ideal framework conditions for our innovative, differentiated additive solutions.”

“Creating customer value is the core of our strategy at BYK,” said Stephan Glander, BYK division president. “Optimum technical laboratory support, product innovations, and fast, reliable supply chains play a crucial role in this strategy. Thanks to the facility being opened today, we can offer our Chinese customers more direct services, as well as differentiated products that will provide an additional impetus to our business in the region.”

The 5-hectare site in Shanghai (approximately 54,000 sq m) houses laboratories, a distribution center, and administration.

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