SURABAYA, Indonesia—H.B. Fuller Co. has broken ground on a future manufacturing facility in Surabaya to strengthen its network in the Asia-Pacific region.
The firm said in a news release that the new facility will complement the products and technical service offered by its current network of manufacturing facilities in China, Philippines, Malaysia and Australia.
The facility will produce hot melt and water-based adhesives products beginning in the second quarter of 2016. The firm said the increased capacity in the region will enable it to meet local customers' requirements consistently and grow significantly in Southeast Asia.
The new site will serve the hygiene, packaging, woodworking, filter, product assembly, container labeling and other durable assembly industries.
“This future manufacturing facility is an excellent example of how we will leverage our global reach and technical knowledge to empower local experts,” Jim Owens, H.B. Fuller president and CEO, said in the release. “We mark an important milestone in our commitment to deliver value to our customers in Asia, enhance our competitive position, and continue making investments in the capabilities necessary to support our long-term growth strategy.”
H.B. Fuller is a global adhesives provider with fiscal 2014 net revenue of $2.1 billion. The firm serves the packaging, hygiene, general assembly, electronic and assembly materials, paper converting, woodworking, construction, automotive and consumer markets.