Ashland says that the production facility and technical centre will ensure its structural adhesives customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and India will receive the highest levels of service and technical expertise.

“Our recent investment in Kidderminster reinforces Ashland’s commitment to leading innovation in the composites and adhesives industry,” says Stefan Osterwind, commercial vice president, Ashland Performance Materials EMEA and India.

“By shortening lead times and delivering superior service, we create additional value to our manufacturing customers in EMEA and India.”

The new manufacturing and technical centre in Kidderminster will allow Ashland to focus on introducing new products for specific market needs in EMEA and India. Production is scheduled to begin in spring 2013.