DSM Engineering Plastics (Sittard, the Netherlands) has relocated its global headquarters to Singapore. The company, which has development, sales and manufacturing facilities located in The Netherlands, USA, Japan, China, Taiwan, India, Belgium and Russia, has moved a number of its key functions to Asia in order to underline its commitment to the Asian market which is expected to represent the major share of the company's growth in the coming years.
According to Roelof Westerbeek, President DSM Engineering Plastics, the move - which was pre-announced in 2010 - is making good progress and will be completed in 2012: "This is a significant step as it puts us right at the heart of the fast-growing Asian marketplace. It will help DSM Engineering Plastics to quicker anticipate the needs of our customers, both regionally and globally. In addition, it underlines the high importance that DSM puts on high growth economies as one of the key growth drivers."
At present, DSM Engineering Plastics has the following key facilities in place in Asia: manufacturing facilities in China, Japan, India and Taiwan - as well as research facilities in China. The Taiwan polyamides production facility is currently undergoing an expansion. The Company also has the intention to establish research capabilities in Japan and India. Combined, these facilities provide an excellent backbone for the company's extensive market development and sales support activities throughout Asia.