Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

ROHM AND HAAS POWDER

January 16, 2006

ROHM AND HAAS POWDER
COATINGS CLOSES FACILITY
Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings
has announced plans to shutter its
Aldridge, UK powder coatings plant,
consolidating its manufacturing
facilities in Europe to three sites.
Production will be transferred to its
other European sites in Germany,
Italy and Spain.
The proposed consolidation comes
in response to the business’ commitment
to reducing fixed costs and providing
the most efficient and low cost
manufacturing model in support of
its sales and marketing investment,
and to focus on the goal of restoring
sales growth and profitability. The
powder coatings market has been
experiencing a number of challenges
over the last several years, including
over-capacity, lower demand in the
ER powder coatings market, a shift
in downstream customers from ER to
emerging markets, and sustained
increases in raw material prices, the
company said.
Approximately 70 employees at the
Aldridge site will be affected.

blog comments powered by Disqus