The Massachusetts-based construction products technologies provider GCP Applied Technologies has reportedly announced to have inaugurated a new top-of-the-line concrete admixture plant in the city of Atsugi in Japan. As per trusted sources, the new facility integrates the latest environmental and safety guidelines while boosting production efficiency.
The new Atsugi facility will be replacing the production capacity of the company’s Darex plant which was sold to Henkel, cite sources. According to a press release by GCP Applied Technologies, the company’s custom concrete solutions designed for ready mix and precast customers have been utilized in large-scale building, tunneling and infrastructure projects such as the acclaimed Shinkansen high-speed bullet train network, the new Naha Airport project located in Okinawa and the Tōmei, Chūbu Ōdan and Chūō highways.
The Chief Executive Officer of GCP Applied Technologies, Gregory E. Poling reportedly stated that Japan is a technically-sophisticated large construction market and a crucial location for the company. Poling further added that GCP has provided high-quality technologies and construction chemicals over the past five decades to fulfill the technical demands of engineers, clients and owners who are constructing critical infrastructures across the nation.
For the uninitiated, GCP Applied Technologies entered the Japanese market in 1960 as a division of the American chemical conglomerate W.R. Grace and Company. The specialty construction chemicals provider offers concrete technologies, other materials and services for infrastructure projects and complex concrete constructions around the world.
The Regional Commercial Director of GCP Applied Technologies, North Asia and India, Anderson Gui reportedly stated that GCP is proud to have been accompanied by its long-standing partner Denka as the new concrete admixture plant is inaugurated. Gui further stated that the company is honored to continue offering its services to valuable Japanese clients.
The financial details of the project are yet to be revealed by the company, cite sources.