Clariant chose Coatzacoalcos for its new production unit in order to integrate the operations of its Industrial & Consumer Specialties Business Unit, or ICS, in one place, taking into account its strategic geographical position, in between the two sites producing raw materials in the country. The new production unit represents an extension of four hectares and entails an investment of more than $20 million.

Clariant’s new production unit in Mexico will produce several chemical specialties and technological solutions for different markets, including personal care, crop protection, metalworking, construction and painting.

“With the opening of this production unit in Coatzacoalcos, Clariant will strengthen the competitive solutions for which we are known by our clients around the world," said Clariant CEO Hariolf Kottmann, who was present on-site to start its operations and to reassure the commitment of the company to the industrial community in Mexico and Latin America. "Mexico is a key player for our operations in Latin America, and this site will be an important reference for the international standards of innovation, sustainability and competitiveness that we want to consolidate within the region."

Michael Willome, Global Head of Business Unit ICS, explained that the new production unit will enable the integration of the production of both finished products and intermediates in one place. In short, it will "increase the effectiveness of our processes in the supply of raw materials and logistics costs, which will benefit our customers”, he noted.