Christeyns Unveils New Plant in Brazil

Posted June 14, 2017 at 5:16 pm

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Happy to be here ... the Christeyns Brazil team inside their new plant building.

Christeyns, a Belgium-based chemical manufacturer, recently announced a “samba dance” into Brazil with a new plant, according to a news release. This 3 million euro investment ($3.35 million) follows organic growth and will facilitate an expansion in the Brazilian market.

“Christeyns was trading under its own name in Brazil since 2011,” says Managing Director Jeff Wittouck. “If you want to conquer the world, you cannot ignore this huge country with over 200 million residents. As a true hygiene specialist, our business exclusively focused on textile care. In the regions of both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, we have already gained a market share of 15%. As the potential of textile care is so large and the markets of services such as hygienic cleaning in the Brazilian food and beverage sector were completely unexplored, we were confronted with a need to expand production capacity.”

The plant is located in Cosmópolis, a provincial town about 100 km (62.1 miles) from Sao Paulo, the largest urban area in the Americas with roughly 11.96 million people. The plant occupies 2,300 square meters (25,822 square feet) and another 240 square meters (2,583 square feet) of office space. The property where the plant is located extends over 8 hectares (19.7 acres), which means the facility has room for expansion, the release said.

Initially, this plant will produce detergents, laundry softeners and disinfection agents for textile care, the food and beverage industry and the institutional market, the release said. It also will allow for the manufacture of Oscrete products for the construction industry. “This is a segment of our activities that shows rapid growth,” the release said. The maximum capacity currently amounts to 400 tons per month, per shift. The new production site currently employs 20 people. To learn more, contact Alain Bostoen at alain.bostoen@christeyns.com.

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