H.B. Fuller, a leading global adhesive manufacturer, has announced that it will build a new facility in Cairo to support customers’ increased demand in the fast-growing markets of Egypt, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa. The new factory will become a regional supply hub and a center of excellence for manufacturing of adhesives serving the hygiene, packaging, labelling and other industries.
“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 the Middle East and Africa,” says Harsh Gupta, H.B. Fuller’s managing director for India, the Middle East and Africa. “Our expanded presence in Cairo, with a high-tech site designed with future growth in mind, will allow us to double our production capacity and advance our technologies,” explains Gupta.
The world-class production facility will fulfil industry-leading sustainability standards. With a gross area of 37 00m2 in a two-story building, the planned site will be built at the well-equipped CPC Industrial Park, in the 6th of October industrial city outside of Cairo, and will commence full production in the last quarter of 2022.
H.B. Fuller has had a presence in Egypt since 2008 and this new strategic investment will allow them to grow and create new job opportunities in the region and offer improved quality, capacity to serve increased regional needs, excellent access to transportation and logistics advantages, and technical support to ensure a superior service that can help customers gain business value through their adhesive applications.