Bostik opens a new powder plant near Rio de Janeiro

Bostik opens a new powder plant near Rio de Janeiro

Bostik opens a new powder plant near Rio de Janeiro

PARIS, Jan. 29, 2015 / PRNewswire / - Bostik, a leading global specialist in adhesives for manufacturing, construction and consumer markets, has taken another decisive step to boost its activities in rapid growth through the opening by its Brazilian subsidiary, Fortaleza, of a new dust plant in Queimados, 40 km from Rio de Janeiro.

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In the new facility, which has an annual production capacity of 100,000 metric tons of powder, cementitious tile adhesives are manufactured for both indoor and outdoor use. The high quality products manufactured in this plant experience an increase in demand from the construction industry of the state of Rio de Janeiro, whose current dynamic growth has been partially driven by the FIFA World Cup and the upcoming Olympic Games

In addition to its manufacturing activities, the Queimados complex has a distribution center that covers the entire state of Rio de Janeiro and also incorporates a specialized laboratory for quality control. This is the third production facility operated by the Brazilian subsidiary and its fourteenth distribution center.

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"We are happy to take the opportunity to bring our operations closer to a market of vital importance for us," said Patrick Chahian, managing director of Fortaleza. "Our establishment in the state of Rio de Janeiro will allow us, in addition to greater production capacity, to respond even better to the needs of our customers and the local construction industry in general."

Fortaleza's fundamental figures
Foundation: 1969
Union with Bostik: July 2012
Number of employees to 1 January 2015: 325
Facilities: 3 production plants, 14 distribution centers

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Bostik is a global leader in adhesives for the industrial, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, we have developed innovative adhesive solutions that are more intelligent and versatile in relation to the forces that determine our daily lives. From the cradle to the grave, from the home to the office, Bostik's smart stickers can be found everywhere. With sales of € 1.6 billion in 2014, the company employs 4,800 people and is present in more than 50 countries.

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