Teijin Aramid Strengthens Asian Presence

Apr 22, 2013, 09:30 ET from Teijin Aramid BV

ARNHEM, The Netherlands, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Relocation to new Teijin Aramid China office with integrated Technical Center

Teijin Aramid, a global leader in high performance fibers, today opened the new office and the Technical Center Asia (TCA) in Shanghai, China. The facility will play an important role in supporting Teijin Aramid's customers and their applications in Asia.

The expansion of the office is a result of close to ten years of consecutive growth of the Twaron brand in China since the start in 2004. Besides that, Teijin Aramid decided to integrate a state-of-the-art Technical Center focusing for 100% on Twaron, Technora and Teijinconex solutions because of the growing demand for local experts to cooperate with customers and test local applications. Twenty-one people are employed in the Shanghai office and an additional four employees will be working in the new Technical Center Asia.

The Technical Center will focus on all Twaron, Technora and Teijinconex applications and is open for clients to cooperate and test new applications. It is offering all kinds of customer support and testing methods for developing new solutions, such as: tensile testing of yarns, cords and textiles, protective testing, textile testing of ballistic fabrics, microscopy, twisting and rewinding of yarns and paper making.

Gert Frederiks, CEO Teijin Aramid: "We have been serving the Asian region for a long time with our Twaron product with a small local team and it's becoming more and more important in our business strategy. By moving to this new office and opening the Technical Center Asia in Shanghai, we are able to support our customers much better and faster with technical and innovative solutions."

During the opening today many Asian customers attended the lab tour and celebratory banquet that followed. The actual opening was done by Teijin Aramid's CEO Gert Frederiks and CTO Jan Roos, together with the Vice Mayor of Xuhui district, Mr Bao Binzhang and Mr. Huub Buise, Vice Consul of the Dutch Consulate in Shanghai. Next to customers, also local authorities and representatives of the Dutch consulate were present.

About Teijin

Teijin Aramid is a subsidiary of the Teijin Group and world leader in aramids. Its products Twaron®, Sulfron®, Teijinconex® and Technora® are renowned for their strength, sustainability, safety, heat resistance and low weight and are used in different applications and markets including automotive, ballistic protection, marine, civil engineering, protective clothing, fiber optic cables and oil & gas. The four high performance fibers are produced in the Netherlands and Japan. For more information: http://www.teijinaramid.com.

Teijin Limited, the holding company for the Teijin Group, is listed on the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges. The group has some 150 companies and around 17,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY 854.4 billion (USD 9.1 billion) and total assets of JPY 762.1 billion (USD 8.1 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012. For more information, visit: http://www.teijin.com.


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