AkzoNobel has completed the expansion of its Industrial Coatings site in Songjiang near Shanghai, China.
The factory doubles the company’s annual production capacity and is one of the biggest plants for packaging coatings in the world.
Work started in 2012, when €14m was invested in the facility to add production lines for packaging coatings and epoxy and polyester resins.
“China remains one of our most important growth markets,” said Conrad Keijzer, AkzoNobel’s Executive Committee member.
“By expanding capacity at our Songjiang site, we are well positioned to capture the ongoing demand from consumer and construction markets.”
The Songjiang facility employs nearly 300 people and houses AkzoNobel’s largest research and development center in China.
The company is expanding activities in other parts of the country, with work ongoing at sites for Powder Coatings and Decorative Paints in Chengdu, worth €50m and a regional office for western China in Chengdu.