Croda Breaks Ground on European Manufacturing Site

Croda executives take part in the official groundbreaking ceremony for additional production capacity.

Croda executives take part in the official groundbreaking ceremony for additional production capacity.

Specialty chemical manufacturer Croda International will increase its European manufacturing footprint with a new site in northern France.

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The company recently had a groundbreaking for anew production facility that will increase capacity at the site by more than 20% when it becomes fully operational in early 2017. The extra volume will not only allow Croda to meet the ever increasing demand for some of its most renowned surfactants within the Tween, Brij and Myrj ranges, it will also significantly improve the flexibility of production across the site.

“It’s great to be here with other members of the Croda Executive Committee to mark the launch of the construction phase of this major investment at our Chocques site,” said Steve Foots, CEO. “This significant increase in production capacity is a strategic investment to ensure that the site can continue to play its role in supporting our global business and is part of our global capital investment plan for the Group.  We hope to be supporting further projects here at Chocques to expand capabilities in the near future.”

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The Croda manufacturing site.

Stuart Arnott, President of Operations at Croda said: “We are continuously focused on improving existing facilities as well as investing in new capabilities across all of our manufacturing sites. This investment in onsite steam generation at Chocques will ensure that production remains highly efficient when the new Alkoxylation plant is commissioned.”