Thor has confirmed its commitment to the Asia Pacific market with the opening of its newly commissioned facility in Zhenjiang, China.
Phase 1 of the 50,000m2 site, at a total investment of USD 50m, is complete and fully operational marked by the official opening ceremony in April. The facility comprises 3,000m2 offices and laboratories, 5,000m2 warehousing and a production plant capable of an output in excess of 30,000 tonnes of Thor’s in-can and dry film ACTICIDE® biocides, extensive range of liquid and solid Microcare® quats and AFLAMMIT® flame retardant products.
Thor's Mark Jamieson, Regional Director, Asia Pacific confirmed "This new facility will ensure ready product availability, not only to the Chinese domestic market, but also to the whole region, in particular our expanding markets in Australia, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
This major new development for the Group comes on top of the recent expansion of a similar multi-million dollar facility in Querétaro Mexico to supply the Americas which, along with its principal European facility in Speyer Germany and six further manufacturing sites worldwide, strengthens Thor’s position as a global supplier of speciality chemicals.