Evonik opens newly expanded plant in Indonesia

Evonik has opened the newly expanded plant for the production of premium raw materials, additives and ingredients for the cosmetic and household care industries in a solemn ceremony in Bekasi, Indonesia.

  • Expansion increases current capacity of premium raw materials, additives and ingredients in Indonesia
  • Investment to better serve personal and household care industries in South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand
  • Asian market growth driven by increasing demand for cosmetic and cleaning products

Jakarta/Singapore. Evonik has opened the newly expanded plant for the production of premium raw materials, additives and ingredients for the cosmetic and household care industries in a solemn ceremony in Bekasi, Indonesia. With this investment, Evonik is increasing its capacity for surfactants and esters used in hair care, skincare, and industrial applications.

“As a global supplier to multinational but also Indonesian companies in the personal and household care industries, meeting our customers’ needs is of essence to us,” outlined Lauren Kjeldsen, Business Director Asia Pacific for Evonik’s Personal Care Business Line. “Expanding our manufacturing footprint in Asia marks another step to better serve our customers in the region. The additional capacity will allow us to shorten lead times and optimize the supply chain with regional inventory.”

The range of raw materials and additives provided by Evonik’s Indonesian plant includes emulsifiers, secondary surfactants, emollients, conditioners, thickeners, and pearlizing agents. In addition, the attached analytical and technical service lab offers personal and household care manufacturers continuous support with their formulations as well as updates and trainings on new additives, active ingredients and products.

“With the expansion we are strengthening our operations in Indonesia, which follow highest standards of safety, efficiency, productivity and quality. In addition, I am very happy to be able to create new jobs,“ stated Kamaludin, Managing Director and Country Head Indonesia. Evonik’s plant in Bekasi has been recognized with the Zero Accident Award from Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, the Halal Certificate from the Indonesian Council of Ulama and is certified as per ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.

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