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DyStar Opens Facilities In China, Turkey

Germany-based DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG has opened a textile dye production facility in Nanjing, China, and a service lab in Çorlu, Turkey.

“The new production site in Nanjing is our response to growing demand for quality dyes in China and strengthens our position in the world’s leading market for textiles,” said Dr. Rudolf Strobl, CEO, during the opening ceremony at the new facility.

The company has invested approximately US$55 million in the 53,000-square-meter Nanjing facility, which comprises 12 buildings and will employ some 300 people. The investment is DyStar’s second-largest-ever in a site located outside Germany.

The Nanjing site is the newest of a number of facilities DyStar operates in China, including a nine-year-old production facility in Wuxi, customer service centers in Shanghai and Hong Kong, and production facilities in Qingdao and Hangzhou. In all, DyStar operates seven companies in China as well as a network of sales offices and service labs nationwide.

The company’s new service lab in Turkey is located about 90 kilometers northwest of Istanbul in a major textile-producing area. “Turkey has become an important textile producer in recent years and is now our main growth and volume market in Europe,” said Burkhard Straube, head of operations for the Europe/Africa/Middle East region. “Our new lab offers customers top-quality service on their doorstep.”

Services offered at the new lab include technical consulting, presentations, training and product development. A highlight of the facility is a competence center for garment dyeing and finishing.

December 19, 2006