Trinseo has opened a new compounding factory at its Hoek Site in Terneuzen, the Netherlands, which replaces the compounding plant at Terneuzen Industrial Park. The company moved to its location at the Mosselbanken in Hoek due to a lack of space for expansion at the Terneuzen Industrial Park. The compounding plant is close to Trinseo’s new R&D Center, which opened in September 2017.
“We are proud that the replacement of the old factory represents a long-term investment in the future and thus contributes to the positive development of Trinseo as a company, its employees, and the regional community where we operate,” said Frans Kempenaars, MD of Trinseo Netherlands. “The transition to, and building of, the new manufacturing plant has taken more than two years.”
The factory will not only increase production output, but will also provide a boost to the company’s research and development, and sustainability and employment in the region. Furthermore, thanks to the facility’s proximity to Trinseo’s storage and distribution partner Katoen Natie, supply chain logistics will be much more streamlined, resulting in an enormous reduction in the number of freight movements.
“The new factory offers many special features, which we have been working on for quite some time with an experienced team of Trinseo employees and contractors,” Kempenaars said. “It’s going to take some getting used to, but we would like to emphasize that we are very positive about the opportunities offered by this change.”
Trinseo is one of the five largest employers in the Zeeuws-Vlaanderen region in the Netherlands, while globally the company is active in investing in continuous improvement for its 2,500 employees. Just 10 years ago Trinseo employed 350 in Terneuzen. It now employees 450 people – a number that is continually growing.