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Baerlocher continues to expand its manufacturing hub in Malaysia



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German additives maker Baerlocher says it is continuing to invest significantly in its Malaysian subsidiary. The company expanded its Seremban site with an additional production line for metal stearates, a new warehouse and an office facility. With this investment of more than US$10 million, Baerlocher says it is preparing for further growth in the region.

Baerlocher’s plant in Seremban, South of Kuala Lumpur, began production in 1994 — a milestone that marked the debut of the Baerlocher Group of Companies in the Asia-Pacific region.

In Seremban, the company produces PVC stabilisers and additives for polyolefins, along with zinc and calcium stearates. Baerlocher Malaysia serves the ASEAN markets, South Korea, Japan, Australia and the Middle East.

Baerlocher has expanded the Seremban site over the years since its inception and is continuing this expansion with a new warehouse and an office building, as well as an additional production line for metal stearates with a capacity of 10,000 tonnes/year. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the end of June 2018.

“With the higher demand and market share increasing year by year, we foresee an upturn in production. With the expansion of production, storage and management capacities, we are well prepared for further growth”, said Sethu Palaniappan, Managing Director of Baerlocher Malaysia.

“It´s our mission to be a competent and reliable partner for our customers worldwide,” added Andreas Holzner, Global Head of the Special Additives Business Unit within the Baerlocher Group. “Our site in Malaysia is an important pillar in achieving our goals in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Baerlocher Malaysia is one of the leading suppliers of stabilisers and additives for the plastics industry in Asia. In the PVC sector, the focus is on manufacturers of pipes, cables and window profiles. Baerlocher supports these industries in their voluntary transition from traditional to calcium-based stabilizers, drawing on its extensive experience in this field.

The customers for metal stearates origin from the petrochemical and rubber industries as well as downstream masterbatchers, compounders and the construction industry.

(PRA)


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