MOSCOW (MRC) -- Penn Color New Facility Colorant Additive Masterbatches ThailandPenn Color, Inc. takes a significant step in expanding its manufacturing capabilities with the opening of a world-class facility in the Pluak Daeng Subdistrict, Rayong Province, Thailand, said Coatings.specialchem.
This new factory allows Penn Color to supply high-quality colorant and additive masterbatches to markets throughout the Asia-Pacific region. “This state-of-the-art facility has been planned with remarkable levels of flexibility to meet the most demanding technical and quality requirements, for packaging, consumer goods, building products and transportation. We bring here decades of experience and our most advanced manufacturing techniques,” said Scott Stamback, VP Sales EMEA & Asia.
Specifically designed to allow for future expansion to meet the increasing demand in the APAC region and beyond, one of the most outstanding features of this facility is that it uses the most recent technology for energy efficiency of its primary equipment, including a major portion being powered by solar-generated electricity.
With the country’s strong customer base, availability of raw materials, industry expertise, and highly skilled workforce, Thailand is the ideal location to establish a manufacturing presence as the company further strengthens its footprint in Asia.
Penn Color’s new production plant in Thailand is a strategic complement to the company’s Technology Center in Singapore. These two facilities were designed to play to their respective strengths, to provide together unmatched speed to market and flexibility.
“Penn Color has earned the trust of major customers at a global scale,” said Kevin Putman Jr, president and CEO of Penn Color.
“The inauguration of Singapore facility and now Thailand demonstrates our commitment to meeting customer expectations for advanced color & functional additive masterbatch technologies in the Asia-Pacific region. We are committed to bringing state-of-the-art capabilities and an exceptional customer experience to drive our customers’ success in this highly competitive market,” added Putman Jr.
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