15 October 2003
15 October 2003
International industrial chemicals giant, Nimir Chemicals Company Limited, inaugurated a speciality industrial chemicals plant at the Emirate of Sharjah's Hamriyah Free Zone.
The inauguration of the 10,000 square meter facility, named Nimir Speciality Chemicals (NSC), was attended by senior executives and board of directors of Nimir Chemicals as well as officials of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority.
The NSC chemical plant will cater to the industrial chemical needs of the GCC states as well as the European Union, South Asia, Africa and Far East/ASEAN industrial centres. It is seen as a strategic investment that will benefit from the competitive advantage provided by a gateway base coupled with the high quality of staff available in the Emirates.
'Our plant will begin operations with 50 employees and has been designed with state-of-the-art features to enhance both production procedures and environmental safety. We will be the region's unique, integrated manufacturer of unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) for the fibreglass industry, textile processing chemicals (preparation, printing, coloration, and finishing) for the textile industry plus polymer emulsions and specialities for the paint industry,' noted Chris McNulty, CEO of NSC.
NSC envisions a growth in its market sector and has already acquired 10,000 sq. m of adjacent land for future expansion at the Free Zone.
'This is a vertical expansion investment for Nimir Chemicals that will allow us to benefit from existing customer/supplier networks and our proximity to regional customers. With this high tech investment in chemical production we aim to offer highly competitive products, support and research development that can efficiently supply regional clients much quicker and effectively than competitors.' added McNulty.
NSC believes that it is uniquely positioned in the market with its strong backing from the parent company, customer knowledge, just in time delivery system and Gulf based strategic location between Asia and Europe.