Elkem Silicones inaugurated the opening of its new Asia Pacific regional business center located in Shanghai xinzhuang industrial park. This new 1500m2 center will be home to sales, marketing, administrative functions and product stewardship for Elkem Silicones in Asia Pacific. Company executives were on hand to celebrate the grand opening with employees.
As part of its strategy for growth and technology leadership in partnership with customers in Asia Pacific, Elkem Silicones also will expand its Asia Pacific R&D center located in Shanghai. Applications range from release coating, antifoams and softener for paper industry, to coatings, sealing and bonding, through to products for the textile, automotive, cosmetics and healthcare sectors.
The Asia Pacific is one of our key focus markets following the integration of China Xinghuo Silicones to Elkem,” said Helge Aasen, chief executive officer of Elkem. “Our goal is to be near our customers to help deliver innovative silicone solutions to meet their evolving needs. This new regional business center located in the modern and innovative city of Shanghai, with convenient public transportation connecting with most cities in China, enables us to grow in step with the needs of our customers and the market.”
埃肯首席执行官海尔格.奥森（Helge Aasen）表示：“随着江西星火有机硅并入埃肯，亚太地区已经跃升为我们最重要的业务市场之一。我们的目标是拉近与客户之间的距离，研发创新型有机硅解决方案，以满足客户不断变化的需求。新建的区域商务中心坐落在上海 — 中国最具现代化的创新型城市，交通便利，与中国的大部分城市相连通，为我们创造了使我们能与客户和市场同步发展的有利条件。”
According to Frederic Jacquin, Senior Vice President of Elkem, “Delivering the potential of our customers through innovation, top class quality products and services is our commitment vis a vis our Chinese and Asian customers. With more than 20 years of presence in Shanghai, we are proud to expand again our R&D and customer support as one Elkem Silicones Team”.
埃肯高级副总裁弗瑞德瑞克.杰奎因（Frederic Jacquin）表示：“通过创新，一流的优质产品和服务来帮助客户开拓其潜能是我们对中国和亚洲客户的承诺。 我们在上海投资已经超过20年了，很自豪能够再次投入扩大我们的研发和客户支持，进一步增强埃肯有机硅在亚太地区的实力。”
“We are proud to have Asia’s largest silicones manufacturing site in Xinghuo, Jiangxi,” said Larry Zhang, senior vice president of Elkem. “Now, with our new regional business center and expanded R&D center all located in Shanghai, the most favored Chinese city for international talents, we have established a sustainable customer support network with access to talent and technology that reinforces our best-in-class manufacturing capabilities to better serve our customers.”
埃肯高级副总裁张立军（Larry Zhang） 强调：“埃肯有机硅在江西星火拥有亚洲有最大有机硅生产基地，而上海是中国最受欢迎的国际人才城市，我们新建的区域商务中心和扩展的研发中心都位于上海，成功打造了具备人才和技术资源优势的可持续客户支持网络，这为巩固我们的强大生产实力具备了条件，也为更好地服务于客户奠定了基础。”