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The site is to be completed in 2021 and will house production, warehousing, a state-of-the-art laboratory, and administrative offices in an ideal environment for manufacturing development, the company reported.
In 2017, HORN generated revenue of USD 276 million, a normalized EBITDA of USD 12 million and has approximately 200 employees.
BTP’s employees will transition immediately to Ascend. Andrew Leigh, BTP founder, will join Ascend’s global management team as director of compounding technology.
The company stated that the Evonik Coating Additives Business Line and its new distributors will honor existing contracts during the transition period to help ensure a smooth transition.
Pilot Chemical has added nine new roles to staff the facility, built to address customer needs and develop new products, the company stated.
Since July 1, 2018, the combined company's Sales outside the United States has been managed by Peter Baggen, VP Sales, and all customer orders have been processed by the Customer Service teams in the UK or Canada.
With manufacturing operations in the United States and Mexico, the additional footprint in Canada will serve as a compliment to its international growth strategy, the company stated.
The product range covered focuses on wet-grinding equipment and process technologies, including traditional horizontal full volume bead mills, highly efficient high-performance bead mills, and modern three roll mills.
The company is building in the capability for the plant to run with a higher capacity, which allows for increased production volumes in the future.
The company specifically plans capacity expansions at Map Ta Phut, Thailand; Guangzhou, China; South Deerfield, United States; and Dormagen, Germany. The total investment of more than 100 million euros also includes the expansion of the associated infrastructure and logistics.