Infineum opens China blending plant
Lubricant and fuel additive manufacturer Infineum has opened its second wholly-owned enterprise in China, an additive blending plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province.
The 100,000sq m facility has capacity to produce 100,000 tonnes of lubricant additive a year. The plant is Infineum’s first wholly-owned manufacturing base in China has been opened to satisfy the country’s rapidly rising demand for lubricant additives.
The move is part of a rapid expansion of Infineum’s business in China in recent years. In 2013 it opened Infineum (Shanghai) Additives Co, and the following year it opened the China Business & Technology Center – focused on marketing, supply, technology support and customer service - to strengthen collaboration with its customers.
Infineum Global CEO Xavier le Mintier said: “The plant is an important milestone to further serve our ambitious strategy in China. The safety performance, the ability to construct and start this facility without a single recordable incident, is the most outstanding part of this project. This success has been made possible by the quality of the cooperation among three parties: Infineum, the TCC project team and the Zhangjiagang municipal government and ZJG free trade zone management committee.”
Fu Limin, managing director, Infineum China, added: “The new plant is equipped with Infineum’s cutting-edge systems to ensure that what we do here in China is aligned with the company’s highest standards of safety, quality and environment globally. We are particularly proud that we have managed to set up a winning team who have deep industrial know-how and international vision, and are capable of leveraging global resources while taking full use of local advantages in China.”
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