The new facility aims to start commercial production end 2026
L-R: Jacques Bezuidenhout (Maintenance Engineer), Renze Smits (Project Manager Hall 10), Steef Bouwmeester (Managing Director BYK Netherlands), Dr. Stefan Mößmer (BYK Managing Director Marketing & Commercial), Dr. Tammo Boinowitz (Member of the Management Board, ALTANA AG), Ron König (mayor City Deventer), Anton Buningh (Site Manager), Jeroom Pieters (Head of Operations Deventer), Dick Willemsen (Employee Production), Pascall Bornerbroek (Foreman Production).
Global supplier of specialty chemicals BYK Netherlands celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new factory in Deventer, the Netherlands on January 11, 2024.
The new production facility will manufacture solvent based wax dispersions and replace the current facility with a state-of-the-art process installation which will meet current as well as future demands from our customers – of course also in line with current and future regulatory demands. BYK is investing a double-digit million euro amount in the plant.
"The significant investment in the solvent based wax business shows our commitment to our key customers who have an ever-growing need for these specialties. With this investment we are excellently positioned to continue to be a reliable and sustainable development partner to our global customer base”, says Dr. Jörg Hinnerwisch, BYK Division President.
"Everything that we have learned about producing wax dispersions in the last 50 years has been transferred to the project and construction team. The new facility ensures that we continue to provide a safe and ergonomic working place for our employees, to remain a reliable and sustainable supplier for our customers and a good and compliant neighbour”, says Steef Bouwmeester, managing director of BYK Netherlands B.V.
The solvent based wax dispersions are used by can & coil producers, automotive paint producers, printing inks, wood- and industrial coating customers worldwide. The new facility aims to start commercial production end 2026.
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