Polykemi is a company specialized in the production of plastic compounds in TPO, ABS, ASA, PC / ABS, TPE, POM and other types of plastic materials which it exports to many countries world. The American market has always been of great importance for the company that has, in fact, decided to open a production plant in North Carolina.
They are in fact investing almost 10 million euros in the new plant in the United States, which is becoming the largest single investment in the history of the Group. The goal is to start the production of plastic compounds as early as the second quarter of 2022.
“We are really excited about this step which increases our presence and offers us many new opportunities in the American market,” says Johan Hugoson, CEO of Polykemi Inc.
The American company Polykemi Inc is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swedish family company Polykemi AB and, since its founding in 2013, has worked to launch the own production of high quality plastic compounds on the US market.
“We have delivered more than 10 000 tonnes to customers in the North American market via US distributors or direct deliveries from our main Ystad facility.
However, our goal has always been to start our own production in the United States, now we have reached that milestone.
The new plant is geographically close to our current customers, which gives us a direct presence and even stronger customer relationships, "says Hugoson.
Production plants on three continents
The investment in the Gastonia plant, outside Charlotte, North Carolina, is the largest single investment in the company's history and provides optimal conditions for further growth of Polykemi Inc in North America.
The plant is about 5,000 square meters. and is expandable up to 10,000 square meters. and will initially be equipped with two production lines with production scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2022.
“with the new plant in the United States means our manufacturing facilities are spread across three continents, which also means we have more efficient logistics.
We can guarantee the same high quality in both virgin and recycled compounds, as well as the same color on all materials shipped from our factories. "says Hugoson.
An investment for the future
Polykemi Inc will produce in the United States the same material that the Group does in Europe and Asia. In addition, shipments to American customers will arrive directly from the North Carolina facility, saving time, costs and impacting less on the environment.
"This is an investment for the future that lays the foundations for the growth of the Polykemi Group with the aim of also becoming an important player in the American market of plastic compounds "says Hugoson.
Automatic translation. We apologize for any inaccuracies. Original article in Italian.