To meet the demands of its fast growing Asian markets, Michelman has invested in additional production equipment at its Singapore manufacturing facility that increases capacity by 40%. The investment complements and supports acquisition activity and organic growth by Michelman in Asia, and will allow the company to better serve its expanding customer base, particularly in China and India.
With its recent acquisition of long-time sales partner Supack in Mumbai, India, the grand opening of Michelman India, and a growing sales and support staff and laboratory facility at its Shanghai, China location, Michelman has continued to aggressively enhance its ability to serve customers in Asia.
According to Mr. Steven Wong, Michelman’s VP/Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, “With a decade of robust growth in Asia, this investment was needed to allow us to continue developing and delivering advanced materials that meet the needs of our customers. With our increased capacity here in Singapore, coupled with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and Belgium, and joint venture manufacturing in Japan, we can satisfy demand faster than ever, across the entire Asia-Pacific region.”
Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry. Michelman’s water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers add value in a wide range of applications including wood care, floor care, industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. As an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, and digital printing press primers, Michelman adds value to consumer and industrial packaging, labels and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its multinational and regional customers with production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia; product development and technical service centers in several major global markets; and a worldwide team of highly trained business development personnel.