Jowat builds manufacturing facility in China

The adhesive manufacturer Jowat further expands its presence on the Asia-Pacific market with an own adhesive center in China.

Groundbreaking ceremony for the Jowat Adhesive Center in Pinghu City Image source: Jowat.

In summer 2022, Jowat SE from Detmold, Germany, founded Jowat China Adhesives Co. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary, with two strategic objectives: being closer to the customer and strengthening its competitive position on the world’s biggest market. The enterprise has now laid the cornerstone of a new manufacturing location in Pinghu City, Jiaxing in China’s Zhejiang province. Apart from a production and storage facility, Jowat is also building a modern research and development center on the 17,300-square-meter site.

Scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023

The Asian market is playing an increasingly important role for the enterprise. More than ten percent of the manufacturer’s total business is already being generated in that region today. Jowat is now intending to optimise its manufacturing network and supply chains to better serve the important market in future, especially in the high-volume segments with fierce competition. The new Jowat Adhesive Center in Asia will cover an area of over 11,000 square meters and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023. If everything goes as planned, the first batch of adhesive will then be manufactured on time for the Chinese New Year 2024.

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