THE WHAT? Specialty chemicals supplier Nouryon has opened a new eco-friendly office and innovation center in Dubai.
THE DETAILS The office is located within the LEED-certified Laboratory Complex at Dubai Science Park, supporting Nouryon’s sustainability goals, and will house the company’s regional commercial teams as well as an innovation center designed for the testing and development of locally focused products.
“Nouryon’s attention to societal trends and dedication to our customers have earned us a place among the leading companies in our industry in terms of safety, sustainability and innovation,” said Charlie Shaver, Chairman and CEO of Nouryon. “The Middle East has a rich history of innovation and will continue to be an important growth engine for Nouryon as we expand in the region, fuel our culture of innovation and strengthen our leading positions in specialty chemicals.”
THE WHY? The company said in a statement that the new location would enable it to better serve its local customers and support its growth plans for the Middle East and Africa. Sobers Sethi, Senior Vice President Emerging Markets and China at Nouryon, explains, “These new facilities bring Nouryon closer to our key markets in the Middle East and Africa, enabling us to tailor our essential solutions to fit the specific needs of our local customers and provide them with the support they need.
“Nouryon is looking forward to further expanding our business, assets and human resources in Dubai in support of our strategy in this important and growing region.”