Rhodia enhances industrial footprint with key investments

Speciality surfactant supplier aims to strengthen global business

Rhodia has announced investments at two of its global industrial sites as part of the group’s growth strategy in speciality surfactants. The two sites in Halifax (UK) and University Park, Illinois (US) were formally part of the McIntyre Group, which was acquired by Rhodia last year.

In the UK, Rhodia will consolidate its surfactants production lines in Leeds and Halifax on a single platform, while in the US, to meet increasing demand, the company will launch an investment programme to upgrade and increase surfactant production capacities in the region.

“Eighteen months after the acquisition of McIntyre, we have successfully integrated the business and are delivering the expected synergies,” commented Emmanuel Butstraen, Rhodia Novecare president. “To leverage these achievements and take advantage of the potential offered by the surfactants market, we are boosting the competitiveness of our sites as well as investing in the long term.”