Taiwan: Engineering Akzo Nobel to Build 24 Million Dollar Automated Powder Coatings Plant
The mega facility will aim to meet the growing demand of advanced powder coatings solutions across various markets in Taiwan. The new fully automated unit will be built in Chungli, Taiwan.
Taiwan – More advanced powder coatings solutions will be available to customers in Taiwan now that a state-of-the-art and sustainable plant is being built by Akzo Nobel in Chungli.
The fully automated plant, which represents a 24 million dollar investment, will have the increased production capacity to fulfill growing demand in the architecture, auto accessories, telecommunications, electronic components, furniture, domestic appliances, sports equipment and machine tools markets.
Once operational, the new plant will bring the company closer to its overall energy and water sustainability ambitions. It’s expected to reduce energy consumption by 30 %, increase the water reuse rate to 60 % and achieve zero VOC emissions – in addition to creating a safer and healthier working environment.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainties to global markets,” said Fred Moreux, Director of Manufacturing for Asia at Akzo Nobel. “Investing in a new plant in Taiwan at this critical time will help us streamline our supply chain while setting a new benchmark in the local paints and coatings industry.”
Akzo Nobel’s multisite in Chungli already consists of manufacturing plants for powder coatings, decorative paints, packaging coatings and specialty coatings. The addition of this new powder coatings plant is leading Taiwan’s industry upgrade process to create significant production leverage and value.
“Akzo Nobel has been in the Taiwan market for more than 40 years and is a known leader of its paints and coatings industry,” said Karen Yin, Director of Commercial Powder Coatings at Akzo Nobel. “The new plant is driven by growing customer demand for tailored solutions and will consolidate our leading position.”
The powder coatings plant in Chungli is expected to start operating in the third quarter of 2021.