Adds Jerry Zhang, AkzoNobel’s Supply Chain Director for China/North Asia: “Integrating our resources will help us to effectively tackle any supply chain challenges that may arise, as well as strengthening our competitiveness and further enhancing our ability to deliver for our customers.”
Equipped with a heat-insulating and light-permeable roof – along with nearly 5,000 solar panels that will generate 1.6 million kWh of electricity – the new facility will collect clean energy and use it for warehouse and office lighting, as well as charging forklifts.
The use of clean energy, logistics optimization and the automation of warehouse operations will make an important contribution to the company’s ambition of cutting carbon emissions by 50% and moving to 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
Continues Kwok: “The ongoing investments in Songjiang clearly highlight how our People. Planet. Paint. approach is driving our commitment to better serve our customers, optimize resources and pioneer more sustainable products.”
Earlier this year, AkzoNobel also announced that it was investing in a new production line for water-based texture paints in Songjiang. The new 2,500 square meter plant will boost capacity for producing Dulux products for various markets.
The new warehousing facility is scheduled for completion in May 2023.
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