Scott Bader expands Amiens plant

Scott Bader has opened an expanded and modernized facility in Amiens, France.
Scott Bader has opened an expanded and modernized facility in Amiens, France.

Composite adhesive specialist Scott Bader has marked its 50th anniversary with the official opening of its expanded and modernized facility in Amiens, France.

The site, which was remodeled at a cost of €4.2 million, has more space for the 108 people currently working on the site and new facilities, including a bigger warehouse and a new administration building. The site expansion has provided Scott Bader France with an additional 13,000 m2, almost doubling the size of the production site to just under 28,000 m2.  There is now more space for stockholding of both raw materials and finished goods in a new 2,500 m2 purpose built OHSAS 18001 certified high rise warehouse.

The Amiens chemical plant manufactures unsaturated polyester resins, advanced gelcoats and structural adhesives for the composites industry, as well as a wide range of speciality chemical products, using water based and solvent borne polymer technologies, for the coatings, construction, textiles and graphic arts markets.  

‘The original site enabled us to grow our business over the last 50 years, but for continued growth we needed to expand,’ said Jean-Marc Bain, president of Scott Bader France. ‘We have not only significantly improved our operational facilities and working environment, but the site expansion has freed up space on the original site for installing additional reactors and mixers, so we can increase our production capacity to keep pace with market growth and customer demand going forward.’ 

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