Eka Chemicals Opens New Facility in Guangzou, China
Nov. 29, 2006 - Eka Chemicals said that it has officially opened its new paper chemicals plant in Guangzou, Guandong province in the south of China.
“The demand for paper and board in China is among the highest in the world, with the paper industry in Southern China having expanded rapidly over the last five years," said Jan Svärd, Eka's Pulp and Paper Chemicals general manager. "With this trend expected to continue, we need to ensure that we remain a leading supplier in the market."
Svärd pointed out that an additional benefit of the new Guangzhou facility is its strategic location close to the Pearl River Delta port area.
“The new site will enable us to achieve a cost leadership position because our major raw materials will be sourced locally and our major customers are all located within a short distance of the location. We will also have a strong platform for export to other countries in the Asia Pacific region,” Svärd said
Eka initially annonced its plan to build the plant in Nov. 2005.
SOURCE: Eka Chemicals
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