Lubrizol recently opened a new additives manufacturing facility in China as part of the company's long-term investment and growing presence in China. The plant will offer select additive component manufacturing as well as additive package blending.
Construction on the 400,000-square-meter site began in October 2010. Over the coming years, additional capabilities and capacity will be phased in to meet market demand.
The site also includes a research, development and testing lab in support of Lubrizol's engine oils, driveline, industrial and fuel additive businesses, and is part of the company's global technical network of labs and experts. The lab will support field testing in local vehicles under local conditions in China, thereby generating performance data in support of Lubrizol customers.
"The business climate in Asia is an exciting one, particularly when it comes to the rapidly expanding automotive industry, where the demand for advanced fuels and lubricants has never been stronger," said James L. Hambrick, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lubrizol. "Our investment in the Zhuhai facility is further confirmation of our ongoing commitment to the region, to the industry and to our customers' success. This is truly an opportunity to help our customers meet their growth plans while offering in-country technical support and improved security of global supply. It is also a testament to our commitment to the community in which our employees live and work."
Headquartered in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. For more information, visit www.lubrizol.com.