Russian factory for Hempel

10 February 2016

Hempel has celebrated the construction completion of its first factory in Russia.

This event marks an important step towards fulfilling a vision of providing increased local support and service to customers in Russia and the wider Eurasian region.

The factory is Hempel’s 28th globally and is the company’s first site in Russia for locally produced coatings.

Using the latest state-of-the-art technology in productivity, including automatic dosing systems, high-speed filling lines and robotic palletising, the Ulyanovsk factory will produce anticorrosive coatings for the major markets in which Hempel operates, namely marine repair and shipbuilding, infrastructure, oil and gas, mining and power segments.

The plant also features a recycling of process liquids, soil pollution prevention, and firewater collection. The factory will use locally sourced Russian raw materials where these meet Hempel’s high quality standards.

Scaled-up production is scheduled to begin in early 2016 and it is capable of producing 16Mlit/yr.

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