14 February 2014

Hempel Opens New Plant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

14 February 2014 - Hempel has opened a new plant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which will manufacture paint for the decorative coatings segment and will supply the entire Middle Eastern market. Besides being Hempel’s second factory in Saudi Arabia, it is also Hempel’s first 100% water-based production facility in the Middle East as well as its largest decorative factory in the region. The 7,500 square metre facility is a culmination of the company’s efforts to further strengthen its leadership in the Saudi market.

According to Pierre-Yves Jullien, Hempel Group President and CEO, the factory was built in Jeddah due to its strategic proximity to global sea lines and to the sea port located in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). 

The plant will feature the latest in coating production equipment technology, including powder silos, automatic filling, automatic palletizing and automatic transfer of pallets to the finished goods warehouse. With a production volume of 32 million litres per year and an investment value of more than EUR 19 million, the plant will secure a large number of job opportunities for the region.

Source: Hempel Group