Dow to open new global facilities
Owned by the Dow Chemical Company, the two firms said the move is
designed to align their business growth strategies with direct market
and customer focus.
The new centers, expected to be operational by the end of the year,
will be opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Sao Paulo, Brazil;
Tokyo, Japan; Guangzhou, China; and Prune, India.
Angus and Dow Biocides already have established centers in Horgen,
Switzerland, Singapore and Shanghai, China, as well as a global
business and technology development location in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
"Helping customers solve their individual challenges is the main
drive for our new business organization," said Mark Henning, general
manager for Dow Biocides and Chief executive officer and general
manager for Angus.
"We will continue to offer access to our global processes and
technologies, but with the added benefit of local implementation,
combining our specialty knowledge of the additives and biocides
industries with an understanding of the specific requirements in each
region, and utilizing focused resources who understand the needs of
each market," he added.
According to the company, each facility will house a full
laboratory, including its patented Taunovatesm high throughput
microbial testing and challenge testing capabilities.
Dow Biocides and Angus also said they have restructured its
marketing and sales forces to reflect their business objectives. The
new "streamlined" structure means that marketing efforts no longer
overlap between businesses.
In cosmetics, Dow Biocides products are used in hair care, eye area,
lotions, creams, sun tanning, and baby care formulas to prevent the
growth of microorganisms both in the unopened product and while the
formulation is in use.