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Solenis Opens New Shared Service Center in Hyderabad, India

November 2, 2015


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.

<div class="line">&nbsp;</div> <h2>About Solenis</h2> <p>Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including consumer, industrial, institutional, food and beverage, and pool and spa water markets. Owned by Platinum Equity, the company&rsquo;s product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids, functional additives, and cleaners and disinfectants, 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, minimize environmental impact, and create cleaner and safer environments. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 69 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of over 16,100 professionals in 130 countries across six continents. Solenis is a 2024 Best Managed Company Gold Standard honoree, recognized four years in a row.</p> <p>For additional information about Solenis, please visit <a href="/en/"></a> or follow us on social media.</p>



Catherine (Katy) Abernathy

Vice President, Corporate Communications