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Mankiewicz Coatings Opens New Facility to Serve the U.S. Coatings Market

Published on 2014-08-06. Author : SpecialChem

CHARLESTON -- Mankiewicz Coatings has announced the expansion of its U.S. headquarters. Just four years after the ribbon cutting ceremony at its new facility in Charleston, SC, the company is in need of a new site providing more capacity to serve the U.S. market. The company, which manufactures high technology coatings for Aviation, Marine, General Industry and Automotive markets, has been serving the U.S. locally for 17 years. "After increasing local production and relocating to Charleston, SC we were able to demonstrate to our customers the commitment to the U.S. market. The proximity to the Charleston seaport, the ability to produce locally and the access to southern truck routes to reach our customers on the west coast finally paid off" said Peter Dietz, Managing Director of Mankiewicz Coatings.

The new site provides an existing 25,000-sq/ft building and 10 acres of land on which the company intends to build a brand new Research and Development lab, state of the art production facility, a semi-automated logistical center as well as an application center to train U.S. applicators on new technologies. Just 3 years after its relocation to Charleston, the US subsidiary was able to double their revenue. "It was an easy decision for our owner, Michael Grau, to approve an additional investment of 20 million USD for the project. The first phase of the expansion, which will cost 10 million USD, should be finalized by the first quarter 2015. We strongly believe in the US market and are very grateful for the excellent support provided by Berkeley County and the State of South Carolina," said Dietz.

Mankiewicz Coatings, LLC is a subsidiary of Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co., which was founded in 1895 and is operating facilities in more than 20 countries around the world to ensure global availability of its high quality coating systems. Michael Grau, Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co., President& CEO, Owner: "…serving the US market with excellent products through a reliable supply chain must be performed locally! By launching the next phase of our US operations, I am convinced to be able to provide that kind of service in a competitive way…"


Mankiewicz is one of Germany's traditional paint manufacturers, leads the field in the production of both solvent-based and water-dilutable high-tech coating systems for industrial series production. Today, Mankiewicz supplies its high-quality paint products to various different markets such as machine construction, capital goods, automotive, aviation, railway, medical technology and yachts. It is of great importance that its products fulfil the demand for highest quality standards. Worldwide more than 1,000 staff members are committed to the realization of „Coating Concepts of the Future" in accordance with current quality standards. The high quality of the products and processes is guaranteed by a quality management system which was established many years ago. Mankiewicz is certified according to ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, EN9100, ISO 14001 and successfully audited according to VDA 6.3.


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