Chemetall launches multi-million dollar technical centre

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Chemetall (Australasia) Pty Ltd today launched a new, multi-million dollar technical centre in Bayswater, Melbourne. To celebrate, an official champagne opening was held with Chemetall Worldwide CEO, Mr Joris Merckx, flying in from Germany especially to address attendees.

The company has seen rapid growth and expansion in Australia over the past twelve years, thanks to its commitment to continuously improving its product range and diversity through constant research and the development of leading-edge technologies.

Chemetall (Australasia) Pty Ltd CEO, Grant Cruickshank, said: “Since coming to Australia, Chemetall has gone from strength to strength. It is this success which has resulted in the need for a new state-of-the-art facility, which will ensure we continue to provide the best possible service to our key industries. We’re delighted with the new technical centre and the team can’t wait to move in!”

Chemetall develops and manufactures products and processes for the chemical treatment of metal and plastic surfaces, specialising in aviation and industrial applications.

A flexible attitude to business ensures the Chemetall product offering ranges from the supply of individual products and services right through to managing specific processes on customers’ sites

The new 1,000 square metre technical centre has been in the planning for 3 years and includes new offices, warehouse and manufacturing space and a brand new laboratory with increased capability. The premises will also house an expanded team.

The laboratory will offer corrosion and performance testing services, elemental analysis, solution testing, metal crack testing and pilot plant capabilities to simulate real on line conditions for coil and general industry applications. This greatly assists further product and process development.

Built by Wilkore Pty Ltd of Scoresby along with consulting engineers Davis, Naismith & McGovern of Ringwood, the new building meets the latest energy rating requirements for commercial building and is designed to minimise environmental impact by including rainwater capture and re-use.ย  The building is fully bunded to contain stored chemicals and all run-off from external areas can be captured in the event of spills.

Chemetall (Australasia) Pty Ltd, is a member of the Chemetall global organisation of forty companies employing 2,700 people in 35 countries situated across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. The Chemetall group has a turnover in excess of $1 billion dollars.

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