France: Site Upgradation Weylchem to Invest 5.6 Million Dollars into Speciality Chemicals Assets

Editor: Ahlam Rais

The Weylchem Group of Companies will be investing the mammoth amount at its Weylchem Lamotte site in France. The company plans to use the investment for upgrading the site’s equipment and improving the Speciality Chemicals Assets.

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Weylchem Group’s Speciality Chemicals Assets are located at its Weylchem Lamotte site in France.
Weylchem Group’s Speciality Chemicals Assets are located at its Weylchem Lamotte site in France.
(Source: Weylchem International)

Germany – As of March 11, 2020, Weylchem Group of Companies has announced an investment of more than 5.6 million dollars into the Speciality Chemicals Assets at its Weylchem Lamotte site in France. This includes upgrades of filters as well as an implementation of robotic elements for improved flexibility and cost effectiveness. By doing so, the performance of the existing technical equipment and the overall flexibility will be increased fundamentally.

Based on a thorough analysis of the site as well as an adjusted focus on Custom Manufacturing, the management team around Dr. Uwe Brunk, President of Weylchem Group of Companies, defined the potential of Weylchem Lamotte. Supported by Christophe Amalric, head of Operations at Weylchem Lamotte, who designed the efficient and flexible set-up with his operational Excellence team, they came up with a detailed finance plan. After the approval of the investment of more than 5.6 million dollars by the group owners International Chemical Investor Group (ICIG), they will now start to upgrade the site’s equipment to achieve more flexibility and to create a higher level of customer satisfaction.

The investment will be used for improving the Speciality Chemicals Assets, starting in 2020. Within this process, it plans to install an acid-proof filter dryer to expand the capabilities towards isolation of high-value chemicals in the sector of solids. Furthermore, the distillation toolbox for temperature-sensitive products will be expanded by a thin filter evaporator made out of stainless steel.

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In addition to the existing, new equipment such as stainless steel reactors will be introduced to the site with the objective to create a multipurpose production line. In relation to this, Weylchem Lamotte will move further into the direction of automatisation and use of robots in line with the industry 4.0 philosophy by bringing in a fully automatic solids filling and packaging line as well as automated cleaning systems of the plants for the new production train.

“Since we reactivated our marketing activities for custom manufacturing, we recognised the interest of customers for a reliable partner in Europe to support their growth with innovative, tailor-made products. With this investment we enlarge our service offering with additional flexible equipment at a site that is managed by ourselves. This gives us a clear advantage on the cost site and qualifies us to be the partner of choice”, Dr. Uwe Brunk states.

Overall, the management team of the Weylchem Group of Companies is convinced that with this investment it will strengthen its position in the market.

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