The plant will be located in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park (NCIP) about 300 kilometers northwest from Shanghai. "The NCIP chemical park is one of the state level chemical parks and gives easy access to raw materials and utilities. It also provides a good geographical position close to our targeted customer base with several modes of transportation for logistics. The location is also attractive for competent workforce", says Ronald Kwan, Region Head for Asia Pacific. "The Asian water chemistry market offers us ample opportunities for growth. Having a local manufacturing facility that works closely together with our R&D center in Shanghai will help us to tailor our offering to the local business needs", Kwan continues.
This investment underlines the strong commitment of Kemira to the growing customer base in Asia Pacific region. The facility will be 100% owned by Kemira, and will generate approximately 100 new employment opportunities in full operation. The building will start during 2011 and the facility is expected to be operational in 2012.