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Rohm and Haas Recently Began Operations at Its New High Technology Plant in Mexico

Published on 2008-06-25. Author : SpecialChem

QUERETARO, Mexico -- Rohm and Haas Company, a leader in providing innovative solutions for the specialty materials industry, began operations at its new high technology plant in Querétaro, Mexico which is the first plant in Latin America to operate under its 21st Century Manufacturing principles guaranteeing best standard levels of efficiency and productivity.

The main goal of Rohm and Haas with this investment is to develop a high performance center of technology and services, by increasing its presence in Mexico, Andean Countries, Central America and the Caribbean.

"With this action in Querétaro, we welcome this new production and distribution platform for our products. This gives the best attention to our customers in Mexico and Latin America. At the same time we will satisfy customer needs more efficiently by transferring the production we had in Apizaco plant to Querétaro," said Mauro Trevisani, Rohm and Haas Mexico Country Manager.

"We are proud the company had chosen Mexico, and specifically Querétaro for this investment, because it shows the real commitment to the country and to our customers," said Jose Maria Bermudez, Latin America Regional Vice President and General Manager for Paint and Coatings Materials. "Querétaro will provide major growth opportunities for Rohm and Haas. The solid structure for the business and our investments are aligned with the company's Vision 2010 goals and objectives. Through our sustainability actions, we expect to double sales in Mexico and increase the reach of our business areas with innovative solutions that help improve life," he concluded.

Mexico represents one of the largest economies in Latin America and is a priority marketplace for Rohm and Haas. The company expects growth between 10 and 15% in the region.

About Rohm and Haas Company:

Leading the way since 1909, Rohm and Haas is a global pioneer in the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry. The company's technologies are found in a wide range of industries including: Building and Construction, Electronics and Electronic Devices, Household Goods and Personal Care, Packaging and Paper, Transportation, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Water, Food and Food Related, and Industrial Process. Innovative Rohm and Haas technologies and solutions help to improve life every day, around the world. Based in Philadelphia, PA, the company generated annual sales of approximately $8.9 billion in 2007.

About the Querétaro Plant:

Localized in Parque Industrial Querétaro, it has 8.4 hectares; the plant occupies 60% of the space. This investment will promote 100 direct jobs and its production will be focus in satisfying the needs of different industries like building and construction, industrial, adhesives and household goods and personal care.

Source: Rohm and Haas

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