H.B. Fuller is building new facility in Egypt to serve as regional supply hub
Adhesive maker H.B. Fuller Co announced on Wednesday a strategic investment to build a new facility in Cairo to support customers’ increased demand in the fast-growing markets of Egypt, Turkey, Middle East, and Africa.
The new factory will become a regional supply hub and a centre of excellence for manufacturing for adhesives serving the hygiene, packaging, labelling, paper converting and graphic arts, among other industries, the company explained in a statement.
“Egypt has naturally become a main gateway to the region and with the new plant, we will extend our current leadership in Egypt and Turkey and grow our competitive position across the emerging markets of Middle East and Africa”, said Harsh Gupta, H.B. Fuller’s managing director for India, MENA, and Africa.
“Our expanded presence in Cairo, with a high-tech site designed with future growth in mind allows us to double our production capacity and advance our technologies.
“This investment represents our commitment to better serving our customer base in close proximity to where they operate, for example in the markets for hygiene and packaging.” Gupta added.
H.B. Fuller further said the world-class production facility will fulfil industry-leading sustainability standards.
With a gross area of 37,000 square metres in a two-story building, the company said the planned site will be built at the well-equipped CPC Industrial Park, in the 6th of October industrial city in Cairo.
The facility will commence full production in the last quarter of 2022, it added.
H.B. Fuller has had a presence in Egypt since 2008. This new strategic investment, the new facility will enable the company to grow and create new jobs opportunities in the region and offer improved quality, and technical support to ensure a superior service that can help customers gain business value through their adhesive applications.
Across the globe, H.B. Fuller works with customers in more than 100 countries.