Clariant opens new headquarters in Singapore

Clariant opens new headquarters in Singapore

7:27 PM, 1st November 2011
Clariant opens new headquarters in Singapore
Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, Clariant.

MUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND/SINGAPORE: Clariant announces the opening of its new regional headquarters for South East Asia and Pacific and it’s new Global Textile Chemicals headquarters, both located in Singapore. Also Clariant inaugurated its newly built ethoxylation plant and application laboratory in Guangdong, China. “Expanding Clariant’s business in the fast-growing Asian region is an important pillar in our profitable growth strategy and a strong commitment to serving our customers and markets,” commented Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, Clariant.

Clariant’s new regional hub is the first headquarters to be shared by Clariant and Sud-Chemie. The current 200 employees based at the Singapore location will support customers in the South East Asia and Pacific regions. In the last five years, Clariant’s sales in the Asia Pacific region have grown from 17 per cent to around 22 per cent. Clariant’s acquisition of Süd-Chemie will add significantly to this growth.

The South East Asia and Pacific headquarters will also serve as the headquarters for Clariant’s Textile Chemicals business unit. Clariant already generates 43 per cent of its textile chemicals sales from Asia.

The new headquarters will accommodate the entire senior Textile Chemicals BU management team. The business unit has also set up its global textile application team at the new location, including a laboratory.

Clariant has completed its global ethoxylation footprint with a first site in Asia. The new 80,000 square mt Dayabay plant situated in South East of Guangdong Province is the business unit’s largest plant in Asia Pacific. Additionally, it is equipped with an autoclave laboratory to allow fast product development and customization of products to local demands.

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