Teknor Apex: Completion of Rothenburg facility
Teknor Apex has completed the 50,000 m2 facility in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany. The new plant increases its manufacturing capacity of custom compounds and establishes a new European Center of Excellence for plastics research and development. The site employs more than 100 positions in manufacturing, business support and commercial operations.
The Rothenburg facility includes an extensive laboratory and produces thermoplastic elastomers and engineering thermoplastics.The new facility was built with a strong focus on environment sustainability and holds certification for ISO 14001– Environmental Management and ISO 50001– Energy Management. The plant utilizes LED lights, a closed loop water system, heat recovery systems with heat pumps to support it, and meets the highest requirement in heat insulation of the building.
“The team’s ability to complete the build and successful transfer of our manufacturing operations while in the midst of a pandemic is a true testament of their partnership and commitment to serving our customers in Europe.” said Suresh Swaminathan, president of Teknor Apex. “We are excited about our new laboratory which serves as a hub of innovation, serving the region as a source of customized formulations, application development expertise, and process optimization.”
Customers in Europe will also benefit from the global capabilities and broad experience of Teknor Apex, noted Jan Duyfjes, General Manager Europe. “Teknor Apex has long served major markets such as automotive, electrical and electronics, and regulated applications such as food-contact and medical, and it is a source of knowledge in matters such as regional and global regulatory compliance,” said Duyfjes. “With manufacturing operations in the USA, Europe, and Asia, we can provide global support and supply stability to European customers with plants in multiple countries.”
Teknor Apex will be exhibiting at Fakuma. (Hall B2, stand B202114