Ecolab opens new manufacturing plant in China

Ecolab opens new manufacturing plant in China

4:44 AM, 16th August 2012
Ecolab opens new manufacturing plant in China
Douglas M Baker, Jr, Chairman, President and CEO, Ecolab.

ST PAUL, US: Ecolab Inc opened a new manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Taicang, China, as part of an expanding company presence within the country. The facility is Ecolab’s third-largest in the world and the company’s largest in the Asia Pacific region. The 546,000 square-foot property has 141,000 square feet of floor space and the capacity to produce 150,000 tonne of product annually. Initially, the facility will have 55 employees, and by 2017, more than 350 employees will work at the facility.

The Taicang plant will be capable of producing all of the Ecolab products sold in China; a complete portfolio of cleaning, sanitation, food safety and infection prevention solutions for customers in a wide range of growing industries, including: food and beverage production, food retail, hospitality, healthcare, and dairy, meat and poultry processing. In addition to creating products that help improve food safety and public health practices, the plant has been designed for environmental sustainability. It operates using features that reduce energy and water consumption while minimizing waste production.

“According to the 12th Five-Year Plan put forward by the Chinese government, improving food quality and ensuring food safety will continue to be a major focus in China. This plant shows our commitment to providing innovative and sustainable products and services to support food safety and public health solutions in China,” said Douglas M Baker, Jr, Chairman, President and CEO, Ecolab.

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