New factory in Kuwait consolidates Hempel’s position as market leader in the Middle East

23.03.2017
Hempel inaugurated a new factory in Mina Abdullah in Kuwait on 22 March. Built to ISO 9000 quality management guidelines, the new factory will meet growing demand for Hempel coatings in the region.

Hempel’s new factory in Mina Abdullah, Kuwait is the latest addition to its comprehensive global supply chain. In 2016 alone, Hempel added more than 28 million litres to our annual production capacity with investments in Russia, Malaysia and Vietnam.

 

With a 40 per cent higher capacity than Hempel’s existing production facility in Safat, Kuwait, the new factory in Mina Abdullah will help meet growing demand for Hempel coatings in Kuwait and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. It will be fully up and running by September 2017. Hempel’s existing factory in Safat will close later in the year.

The factory was opened at a ceremony attended by H.E. Ole Frijs-Madsen, the Danish Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, senior Hempel executives and employees, media representatives and other guests.

From left to right, Mr. Essam Al Suhaymi, Chairman of DPME, Mr.Saoud Al Rashed, Hempel's partner in Kuwait, Henrik Andersen, Group President and CEO of Hempel A/S, H.E. Ole Frijs-Madsen, Danish Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, Mr.Khaled Al Rashed, Board member DPME.

CEO Henrik Andersen comments: “Today, we celebrate an important milestone in Kuwait. Our customers are increasingly looking for green building solutions – and we are proud to be able to provide those through a production facility designed to reduce the environmental impact of coatings production.”

Did you know...?

We are the number one coatings supplier in Kuwait. Over the years, our coatings have been used to protect and decorate some of the country’s most iconic buildings – including the Kuwait Towers and the Kuwait Opera House – as well as numerous schools, mosques, hospitals and other important civil structures.

About Hempel

As a world-leading supplier of trusted coating solutions, Hempel is a global company with strong values, working with customers in the protective, marine, decorative, container and yacht industries. Hempel factories, R&D centres and stock points are established in every region.

Across the globe, Hempel’s coatings protect surfaces, structures and equipment. They extend asset lifetimes, reduce maintenance costs and make homes and workplaces safer and more colourful. Hempel was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1915. It is proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation, which ensures a solid economic base for the Hempel Group and supports cultural, social, humanitarian and scientific purposes around the world.

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