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Huntsman's New Shanghai Campus to Focus on PU Business

Published on 2016-11-21. Author : SpecialChem

SHANGHAI, China -- Huntsman Corporation has inaugurated the Huntsman Campus Shanghai in the Minhang Economic & Technological Development Zone.

The Campus brings together all of Huntsman’s Shanghai employees in one location, with the objective of significantly boosting collaboration and synergies within the Business – which in turn will significantly enhance Huntsman’s innovation performance and service to customers. A key element in achieving this vision, has been the transition of 200 employees from Huntsman’s Hongqiao, Shanghai offices to the new Campus. There are now 500 employees and 100 contractors together on the Minhang site, representing all parts of the Company – from R&D through to commercial delivery, as well as all of the business functions.

New Campus with PU Formulation Facility

Huntsman Center
Peter Huntsman, President and CEO of Huntsman
(second from left) and Tony Hankins, CEO Asia Pacific
(third from left) Attends Tree Planting

The 40,000 m2 Campus comprises Huntsman’s Asia Pacific Technology Center (ATC), which opened in 2008 and houses:
  • State-of-the-art laboratories
  • Machine halls
  • Analytical & testing centers and training facilities 
  • Administrative offices for the commercial, marketing and functional teams
  • Downstream formulations facility for Huntsman’s Polyurethanes business 

An inauguration ceremony for the Campus, hosted by Peter Huntsman, President and CEO of Huntsman and Tony Hankins, CEO Asia Pacific, was held at the site. More than 200 guests, including local authorities, Huntsman’s customers, suppliers, employees and corporate officers attended the ceremony.

Investment for Future Growth

Speaking at the ceremony, Peter Huntsman said “The greatest output of this site will be the production of human creativity and interaction. This site is an investment in the future. It is through our collective efforts that we will be able to build upon the successes of the past generation and provide hope and opportunity to future generations.

Huntsman employs 1,400 people in China and has sales of over $1 billion – more than 10% of total global sales. China is Huntsman’s second largest national market after the United States.

About Huntsman

Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2015 revenues of more than $10 billion. Its chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. It operates more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in approximately 30 countries and employs approximately 15,000 associates within its 5 distinct business divisions.

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Source: Huntsman
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