H.B. Fuller announced that the company broke ground on its future manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia. This future facility will strengthen H.B. Fuller's network in the Asia Pacific region and will complement the products and technical service offered today by the company's manufacturing facilities in China, the Philippines, Malaysia and Australia.
"This future manufacturing facility is an excellent example of how we will leverage our global reach and technical knowledge to empower local experts," says Jim Owens, H.B. Fuller president and chief executive officer. "Today, we mark an important milestone in our commitment to deliver value to our customers in Asia, enhance our competitive position, and continue making investments in the capabilities necessary to support our long-term growth strategy."
The company anticipates production of hot melt and water-based adhesives products to begin in the second quarter of 2016. This increased capacity in the region will enable the company to consistently meet local customers' requirements and grow significantly in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia. From this new site, H.B. Fuller will provide adhesive solutions to customers in the hygiene, packaging, woodworking, filter, product assembly, container labeling and other durable assembly industries.