ERJ staff report (DS)
Lipezk, Russia -- Rhein Chemie said it will build a new plant to produce rubber additives and release agents for the Russian and CIS markets in Lipezk, Russia. The products are aimed especially at the automotive and tyre industries. The plant wil have annual capacity for 1,500 metric tons of Rhenogran rubber additives and around 500 metric tons of Rhenodiv release agents when it comes on stream in the first half of 2013.
In 2016, a production facility for bladders used in tire production is to be added. Annual capacity will be around 80,000 Rhenoshape bladders. â€œWe are seeing a rise in demand from the Russian car and tire industries for quality products, and we will be able to cater to their needs in the future through our new plant and high-quality, innovative product portfolio,â€ declared Anno Borkowsky, Managing Director of Rhein Chemie GmbH.
Total investment will amount to around EUR 5 million, creating 40 new jobs in the medium term.
â€œIts excellent location in close proximity to our customers and the good infrastructure in the Lipezk Industrial Park were crucial to our decision to choose the site,â€ said Borkowsky. The company had originally planned to build the site in Dzerzhinsk. â€œBut there, the development of the industrial region has been so much delayed that we had to look for alternatives to be able to quickly meet the high demand for our products,â€ added Borkowsky.
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