Brzeg Dolny, Poland -- PCC SE has strengthened its polyurethane business in Central and Eastern Europe by acquiring Prodex System Sp. Zoo, based in the Polish capital Warsaw.
With this acquisition, German group PCC SE said it has reinforces its activities in countries such as Poland, the Czech Republic, the Ukraine, the Baltic states and the CIS countries.
Prodex System focusses primarily on rigid and semi-rigid polyurethane foam systems for thermal and acoustic insulation, said PCC's 7 Sept announcement.
This expansion "reflects the growing importance of the emerging economies in Central and Eastern Europe and further strengthens our commitment to customers in this region," explained Charles Ritchie, general manager of PCC's Polyurethanes business, in the company's statement.
"Throughout the economic downturn we have continued to invest in our advanced polyether polyol capacities at PCC Rokita in Brzeg Dolny, and remain committed to develop our polyurethane business in these growth markets.," Ritchie continued. He added that the move into systems, "will broaden our already extensive technology portfolio, allowing PCC Polyurethanes to further enhance its innovative tailored solution offerings."
PCC claims that its chemicals division occupies market-leading positions in Central Europe in selected product segments. The products are developed and manufactured at PCC´s production sites in Poland -- PCC Rokita S.A. and PCC Synteza S.A. - and at the laboratories of US-based PCC Chemax.
Internationally, the PCC Group, headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, has three major Group divisions; Chemicals, Energy and Logistics. PCC employs about 2200 staff with some 70 subsidiaries and affiliates in 13 countries.