Welcome Guest to Coatings World    Login || Register
Last Updated Wednesday, October 7 2015

Hempel Opens New Factory in Saudi Arabia

Published February 20, 2014
Strategically located in Jeddah, Hempel’s first waterborne factory in the Middle East will help meet the growing demand for Hempel decorative coatings in the region.

The new plant, located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will manufacture paint for the decorative coatings segment and will supply the entire Middle Eastern market.

Besides being Hempel’s second factory in Saudi Arabia, it is also Hempel’s first 100 percent water-based production facility in the Middle East, as well as its largest decorative factory in the region.

The 7,500 square meter facility is a culmination of the company’s efforts to further strengthen its leadership in the Saudi market.

According to Pierre-Yves Jullien, Hempel Group president and CEO, the factory was built in Jeddah due to its strategic proximity to global sea lines and to the sea port located in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). “We are confident that the new plant will help us meet the growing demand for our coatings and further reinforce our leadership in the region.”

Karsten Pedersen, Group vice president, Middle East (West) added: “The Jeddah factory will manufacture products for the entire decorative market. The variety and colour-richness of our coatings will surely meet consumers’ needs and preferences.”

The plant will feature the latest in coating production equipment technology, including powder silos, automatic filling, automatic palletizing and automatic transfer of pallets to the finished goods warehouse.

With a production volume of 32 million liters per year and an investment value of more than €19 million, the plant will secure a large number of job opportunities for the region.

Hempel CEO Pierre-Yves Jullien, Hempel chairman Richard Sand, the Danish Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ole Frijs-Madsen as well as government officials, customers, suppliers, staff and media attended the opening of the plant. The launch also coincided with Hempel’s 40th anniversary in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Receive free Coatings World emails
Sign up now to receive the weekly newsletter, and more!

Enter your email address:
Company Spotlight
Micro Powders, Inc.
580 White Plains Rd.
Tarrytown, NY, 10591
View Profile
Sunin Machine Co., Ltd.
No.96, Chiao Ho Rd ,Chungho Dist
New Taipei City, Taiwan , 235
Taiwan Roc
View Profile
18F, No.85, Sec. 1, Chung-Shiao E. Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
View Profile
Siltech Corporation
225 Wicksteed Avenue
Toronto, ON, M4H 1G5
View Profile
AZ Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.
No. 458-6, Sinsing Road Hu Kou Township Hsinchu Country 303, Taiwan
Hsinchu Country, Taiwan, 303
View Profile
BASF Corporation
100 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ, 07932
View Profile
Houchi Chemical Co., Ltd
No.56, Fu Chow Street
Taipei, Taipei, 100
View Profile
Follow Coatings World On