ExxonMobil has started construction on a multi-million dollar expansion of its Shanghai technology centre in China. The expansion is expected to be complete in early 2018 and will include a new R&D facility.
Cindy Shulman, vice president of plastics and resins for ExxonMobil Chemical, said: “Asia, and in particular China, represents a strategic growth region for us. Having dedicated facilities where we can collaborate with our customers on the next generation of affordable, safe and sustainable performance applications is essential to creating innovations for packaging, automobiles, building and construction, and consumer goods that enhance people’s lives everywhere.”
The technology center currently houses advanced analytical and testing laboratory equipment, commercial scale product processing equipment for blown film extrusion, injection molding, profile extrusion and compounding, as well as tyre testing capabilities.
Teoh Song-Ping, director of ExxonMobil’s Asia Pacific lubricants sales, said: “With our Asia Products Technology Center already in China, the new facility is a strong addition to ExxonMobil’s global lubes technology network and helps us better serve our customers in the region. This new facility provides us with the resources necessary for deeper collaboration with original equipment manufacturers across automotive and industrial sectors. Ultimately, this collaboration results in tangible benefits to our common customers and consumers.”