PARIS, January 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The new facility represents a step change in the manufacturing capacity of Bostik's Brazilian subsidiary Fortaleza, also enabling it to better serve the increasing demand of the construction sector in the Rio de Janeiro region.
Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets, has taken another decisive step to boost its activities in fast-growing economies through the opening by its Brazilian subsidiary, Fortaleza, of a new powder plant in Queimados, 40 km from Rio de Janeiro.
The new facility manufactures cementitious tile adhesive (CTA) products for both internal and outdoor use, and has an annual production capacity of 100,000 metric tons of powder. The high-grade products produced in this plant are in increasing demand from the Rio de Janeiro state construction industry, whose current dynamic growth has partly been fuelled by the FIFA World Cup and the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games.
In addition to its manufacturing activity, the Queimados site has a distribution centre covering the entire Rio de Janeiro State, and also incorporates a dedicated quality control laboratory. This is the third production facility operated by the Brazilian subsidiary, and its fourteenth distribution centre.
"We are delighted to be able to take the opportunity to bring our operations closer to a vitally important market for us," states Patrick Chahian, managing director of Fortaleza. "Our location in Rio de Janeiro state along with higher production capabilities will enable us to respond even better to the needs of our clients and the local construction industry in general."
The Queimados plant represents a new milestone in the Bostik group's continued international expansion, especially in fast-developing geographic markets. The new factory comes in the wake of other plant inaugurations in Changshu, China, in April 2013, and in Johro Bahru, Malaysia, in September 2014. The company also recently opened the new Bostik Smart Technology Centre in Venette, France, which will serve as its third centre of excellence for R&D in adhesive materials.
Fortaleza Key Figures
Joined Bostik: July 2012
Headcount at January 1st, 2015: 325
Facilities: 3 production plants, 14 distribution centres
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, we have been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape our daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik's smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With 2014 sales of €1.6 billion, the company employs 4,800 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries.