MOSCOW (MRC) -- Henkel Korea has completed work on its Songdo Plant, a production facility for electronics solutions in Korea, said Process-worldwide.
The project is expected to become the firm’s production hub in the Asia-Pacific region for high-impact electronics solutions.
Incheon/Korea – A building dedication ceremony was recently held in the presence of more than 160 guests, including Incheon City Mayor Jeong-bok Yoo, Charge d’Affaires of German Embassy Peter Winkler, the Chairwoman of the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hyun-nam Park, Executive Vice President Henkel Adhesive Technologies Jan-Dirk Auris, and President of Henkel Asia-Pacific Mark Dorn.
Henkel Korea signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority in April 2019 for the project and started construction work in the same year. With an investment of approximately 35 million Euros, this is the largest single investment in the company?s history in Korea.
With a total floor area of 10,144 square meters and in a two-story building, the Songdo Plant implements an advanced smart factory system (SFS), enhancing process monitoring, data collection and troubleshooting. After undergoing trial production and quality verification since last year, the plant began production in the second half 2022.
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