Guangzhou, China - Bayer MaterialScience has just started building a systems unit in Guangzhou, China, and plans to start up the BaySystems SouthChina operation by the end of 2008.
Following a 10-Jan groundbreaking for this polyurethane systems house, Azita Owlia, head of Regional Marketing, Polyurethanes Business Unit Asia Pacific, Bayer MaterialScience, said she was confident that the operation will help drive the strategic development of the company's polyurethanes business in China.
"We see a strong demand for polyurethanes in the Asia market - currently growing at approximately 6 percent a year - of which China is undergoing the quickest growth," she said, in a BMS satement.
In southern China, "the manufacturing industry is showing particularly dynamic growth … [with] strong demand for customised polyurethane products and solutions," Owlia added.
The operation will employ forty people, in technical support, sales and marketing, logistics and production, to support customers through international expertise and expert local knowledge.
Peter Vanacker, head of BMS' Global Polyurethanes Business Unit, commented in the statement: "Our global BaySystems network allows us to quickly bring the latest polyurethane innovations and applications quickly to our customers around the world." BMS will work closely with customers in southern China to develop products and solutions , Vanacker added.
BMS' Asia Pacific network of systems houses has units in Nanjing, China, Japan, Taiwan, India and Thailand.
PIC : l-r Adam Jin, general manager of BMS Guangzhou Co. Ltd, Azita Owlia, Chen Jie, deputy general of Guangzhou Development District (GDD) and Dr Joachim Dohm, vice president of BaySystems Integration.