November 2, 2015
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WILMINGTON, Del. (USA) – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on November 2, 2015 to celebrate the opening of the new Solenis Shared Service Center in India. Located in Hyderabad, India, the Shared Service Center will initially have about 20 employees with space to accommodate up to 82 full-time employees.
"India is now the fastest growing pulp and papermaking country in the world with 10.5 million tons of paper and board production and represents a significant growth opportunity for Solenis," stated John Panichella, president and CEO. "By adding much-needed jobs and establishing roots in Hyderabad, Solenis is making a major statement about our focus in India that will benefit Solenis' business worldwide."
While the Solenis name might be new to some, the company, acquired last year by a fund managed by private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), has a rich history and diverse portfolio that has already established its position as a forerunner in its industry.
The company dates back some 100 years to include legacy companies such as Betz Laboratories, Drew, Stockhausen, Hercules and Ashland Water Technologies. Today, Solenis is one of just three industrial water treatment companies with a truly global footprint.
"Solenis is proud to expand its rich heritage of specialty chemical companies to India," said Nandkumar Dhekne, vice president, Asia Pacific. "We are delighted to continue to build strong business relationships with our customers in India, as well as other Asia Pacific countries."
"Hyderabad is a city with both a long history and modern economic view, reflecting the spirit of Solenis - a newly named company, with decades of experience," stated Stephen Cronin, vice president, Finance and Administration. "We believe that our new accounts payable, business analysis and other functional employees will enjoy the Solenis Hyderabad office and provide great support to our business globally."
The new office is located at Level 4, Unit 4 (L4-04), SLN Terminus, Adjacent to Lumbini SLN Springs and Botanical Gardens, Gachibowli, Kondapur Road, Hyderabad, 500032, India.
Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, petroleum refining, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company's product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 39 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 5,200 professionals in 120 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit www.solenis.com or follow us on social media.
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