The 17,000 sqm factory, which costed more than $3 million to build, has the capacity to produce an annual supply of five million liters of paints and coatings per shift.
"Opened in response to the pace of development in Yemen and an ever increasing demand for liquid paints and coatings, this new factory will enable Jotun Yemen Paints to be more responsive to local needs and requirements," said Anwar Ali Sultan, chairman, Jotun Yemen Paints. "This new manufacturing presence in Yemen illustrates the continued commitment of our company to Yemen's development."
He continued, "We are confident that there is huge potential for quality paints and coatings in this market. The protective segment in particular, which is quite small today, should start to undergo rapid growth in future years with some large projects already started."
The new factory includes an advanced system to enable the recycling of all water to minimize waste. In addition, the air in the factory will be filtered and any dust generated by the manufacturing process will be collected and reused.