Production at Polykemi Inc.’s new manufacturing facility in the USA is now up and running. With this newest plant, Polykemi Group now has four of its own manufacturing facilities on three different continents.
“This is Polykemi Group’s largest single investment ever and the interest from the US market is very high,” says Johan Hugoson, CEO Polykemi Inc.
Polykemi Inc. is the fully-owned American subsidiary of Swedish plastic compounder Polykemi AB. The company has been represented in the US market since 2013 and after ten years of growth will now open its own manufacturing plant in Gastonia, just outside Charlotte, North Carolina.
“This lays the foundation for Polykemi Group to grow further on the North American continent and it is great that the time has come to really start up the operations,” says Johan Hugoson.
Polykemi Group has invested around 18 million euros in the new facility and will employ around 20 employees in the first year. Polykemi Inc. will launch operations with 6500 tons of capacity on two twin-extrusion lines (92 mm and 75 mm, respectively), and room for immediate expansion.
Now that Polykemi Group has its own production in the USA, it will produce the same plastic compounds in North America that it currently supplies in Asia and Europe, ensuring that its global customers can receive corresponding materials with the same performance quality, regardless of where they are produced.
“We guarantee customers the same high quality of customized plastic compounds based on both virgin and recycled plastic raw materials delivered from all of our global factories,” says Johan Hugoson.
Polykemi Group with own production on three continentsPolykemi Group has been successfully manufacturing customer adapted plastic compounds for 55 years. Thanks to a solid experience and continuous development, the company is able to help customers optimize material choices for their products.
“We recommend Material-Smart choices, which means materials of the highest quality, with optimal cost efficiency and with the lowest possible environmental impact, without compromising on function or quality,” says Johan Hugoson.
In the near future, Polykemi will be presenting more company news about the growth on the North American market. Stay tuned!