Air Products has embarked on a major expansion of its China Technology Center in Shanghai to support the fast-growing businesses in Asia. The expanded center will further complement Air Products’ regional technology centers in Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
The expansion will enable Air Products to enhance its capabilities and material solution offerings and bring support closer to its key customers in Asia, particularly in sectors such as polyurethane, coatings, inks, adhesives, civil engineering, personal care, cleaning, mining, oil field and other industries. These markets are growing at more than 10 percent a year, and growth is expected to accelerate as China continues to develop as a global manufacturing center.
“This latest step in strengthening our technology capabilities will support our fast-growing businesses in China and across the Asia region,” said Wilbur Mok, Air Products’ Asia president. “Our new investment in China will bring us closer to our customers throughout the region, and increase the speed by which we create innovative solutions and value-added offerings that address the specific requirements of local markets.”