Sumika Polymer Compounds Europe continues its growth and announces the creation of a new subsidiary.
The board gives its green light to this new company to be set up this year in Poland: “Sumika Polymer Compounds Poland Sp.z o.o.”(SPCP). With historical locations in France and UK, as well as the recent acquisitions in Turkey and this creation in Poland, SPC is able to cover the whole of Europe and reduce carbon emissions from transport by delivering locally.
SPC EU proudly announces creation of a new branch in Poznan. The city located in the west of the country has easy access to the motorway network. One particular strength of the location is its proximity to their customers in Poland as well as in Germany and Czech Republic: a highly industrialized geographical area containing many manufacturers of automobiles and white goods appliances. SPC EU’s overall expansion strategy is to promote adequate-sized units as close as possible to their business partners.
Demand for PP compounds in the area is expected to continue to grow solidly with the spread of electric vehicles (EV) due to the tightening of environmental regulations. A new production site of about 5500 square meters will be dedicated to compounded polypropylene manufacturing. This investment will provide 30,000 tonnes of additional capacity for SPC Group and will increase European production capacity to 170,000 tonnes per year. The first step of the establishment will enable the hiring of about 30 new employees in Poland and the setting up of two compounding lines. The implementation includes the building of silos for the material storage and transfer. Start of production is scheduled to begin first quarter of 2022.
February 10, 2021
Sumika Polymer Compounds Europe, part of Japanese group Sumitomo Chemical, has been manufacturing thermoplastics for over 40 years and offers a wide range of thermoplastic compounds and polyolefin-based elastomers. We are leader in the field of high-quality polyolefin thermoplastics compounds and elastomers. The mission of our employees is to contribute directly to the sustainable performance of our business partners. We help them to pursue their economic development with the current environment needs. Polypropylene (PP) compounds specialist for automotive, white goods and specialized applications, we are recognized for a wide range of products, particularly designed for high performance. In the same way, we supply endurable plastic compounds for industrial use. We continuously develop new technologies to meet tomorrow’s demand. As a member of a global network of Sumika companies in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, China, Japan, India, Turkey, and Poland we are in a global partner providing local supply and support to our customers around the world.