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Colquímica Adhesives Invests USD 12 Million to Open a New Production Plant in North Carolina, Supporting Local Job Market

Colquímica Adhesives, with headquarters in Portugal and one of the world's largest players in the development and commercialization of hot melt adhesives for industrial applications, opens in March its new facilities and subsidiary, Colquímica Adhesives Inc., in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.

A U.S. $12 million plant has been under construction since the beginning of 2020 and is the company's first U.S. manufacturing facility. This new plant has 100,000 square-foot and is the Portuguese company's first important production facility in the U.S.

The new unit will produce adhesives for products for the personal hygiene, packaging, and product assembly industries, and is expected to represent a 20 percent increase in the company's production capacity, totaling 12 thousand tons per year.

The company incorporates in its production unit in Charlotte the latest technology available and a high degree of automation in all stages of production, and plans to hire, in the short term, about 30 employees. The qualifications vary, but due to Colquímica's business nature, it is reportedly centered around engineering, business, economics, logistics, marketing, and human resources.

"This new manufacturing facility reaffirms our commitment toward investing in the U.S. economy, as well as its dedication toward U.S. consumers," said Pedro Gonçalves, CEO, Colquímica Adhesives Inc. "Charlotte is an outstanding and strategic location for us. Being situated in a central point on the East coast will allow a close service to Colquímicas' customers, with good proximity to all the main industrial states and major cities.”

The chosen location will allow the company to effectively serve not only North America but also Canadian, Mexican, and Latin American markets.

"This is a decisive step in affirming Colquímica Adhesives as a global and multicultural brand,” said João Pedro Koehler, CEO, Colquímica Adhesives Group. “The opening of a branch in the U.S. reflects the sustained growth traced by the company in recent years, as a result of the intense network of our employees with customers and partners."

For more information, visit https://www.colquimica.pt.

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