HB Fuller opens new $10 million manufacturing facility inAndean Region South America

HB Fuller opens new manufacturing facility in Rionegro, Colombia

6:46 AM, 7th May 2014
HB Fuller business news

ST PAUL, US: HB Fuller Company announced the opening of its new $10 million manufacturing facility to support the expansion of its business in the Andean Region of South America. The plant is located in Rionegro, Colombia approximately 36 kilometre east of Medellin, Colombia. The new site will provide increased production capacity and new technical laboratory for hygienic products.

The Rionegro facility will supply hot melt and water-based adhesive technologies for the hygienic, packaging, and corrugate and assembly markets. In addition to production, the facility houses administrative offices, labs, and receiving and dispatching. The new hygienic technical laboratory will help meet the demands of the region’s growing nonwoven hygiene market and provide value to HB Fuller’s principal customer’s who have a presence there.

“This facility represents a continued commitment to our customers, shareholders, local community and to our employees, who have worked so hard to bring this investment to life. It is a sign of the important role this business and geography play in our strategic plan for the region and for HB Fuller. The region’s economy is growing, and we want to take advantage of the opportunities the market has to offer as well as support our customers’ long-term success here. Our capital investment is an acknowledgement of our confidence in the region. It will allow us to bring more value to our relationships and enhance our competitive position,” said Traci Jensen, Senior Vice President, Americas Region, HB Fuller.

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