Chem-Trend Announces European Headquarters Expansion

Chem-Trend Announces European Headquarters Expansion

Plastics Business

Chem-Trend, Howell, Michigan, and its parent company, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities (FCS), announced the recent ground-breaking ceremony for the construction and expansion of its facilities in the Maisach Gernlinden area outside Munich, Germany.

Chem-Trend’s European headquarters, already located at the site, will expand as part of the project to create an approximately $45 million complex that also will encompass facilities and services for two additional FCS business units, Klüber Lubrication Munich and OKS Specialty Lubricants. When complete, the development will feature a newly created shared European logistics center for the three companies, as well as state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities with additional office space and onsite storage capabilities for Chem-Trend.

The complex, which will house about 120 employees collectively, is set to include more than 178,000 sq. ft. in space for the logistics center, small container filling unit and administrative area. Another 29,000 sq. ft. will be dedicated to the laboratories, technology center and additional offices. Further space will be reserved for storage areas, offices and technical systems. Construction is expected to be completed in late 2017.

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