13 January 2020
Signing by Mike Chen, Infineum China President, and Mr. Ziping Wan, Deputy Director of ZJG Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee; standing on the second row from left to right are Justin Ye, Infineum ZJG plant manager, Carlo Rovea, Infineum GSCP & Procurement Director, Philippe Creteur, Infineum EVP of Sales, Trevor Russell, Infineum CEO, Guoqiang Pan, Mayor of ZJG Municipal Government, Xixian Shi, Standing Member of ZJG Municipal CPC, and Weixing Zhang, Director of ZJG Free Trade Zone Investment Promotion Bureau
Infineum Zhangjiagang plant first began production in March 2016, as the company’s first wholly owned blending plant in China. Phase I covers an area of 100,000 square metres and can produce 100,000 tonnes of lubricant additives per year. Phase II, a multi-million US dollar investment will cover an area of more than 130,000 square meters and will increase capacity to ensure Infineum can meet the rising demand for high-end lubricants in China and the Asia-Pacific region.
The Phase II signing ceremony, held at the Jiyang Lake Hotel in Zhangjiagang, was attended by distinguished representatives from the Zhangjiagang municipal government, including: Mayor of ZJG Municipal Government Mr. Pan Guoqiang and Standing Member of ZJG Municipal Party Committee, Deputy Secretary of ZJG Free Trade Zone Party Work Committee Mr. Shi Xixian. The ceremony was also attended by Infineum senior leaders, including: Trevor Russell, CEO, Philippe Creteur, EVP of Global Sales, and Mike Chen, Infineum China President.
Mayor of ZJG Municipal government Mr. Pan spoke at the ceremony:
I would like to congratulate Infineum on its latest milestone in China! We thank Infineum for continuing to expand its operations and increase investment here in Zhangjiagang. Over the past several years, we have been pleased to witness Infineum leading by example as a responsible corporate actor upholding its commitments to environmental protection, energy efficiency, and safety operation. I believe the growth of China’s transportation industry holds great promise for Infineum, especially as the auto industry’s demand grows for high-quality products and green technologies.
At Infineum our purpose is to create a sustainable future through innovative chemistry. We are one of the world leaders in the design and manufacture of transportation additives, products that allow internal combustion engines and transmissions to operate using less fuel, generating fewer emissions and allowing longer time between oil changes.
This important expansion of our manufacturing capabilities here in Zhangjiagang will support the growing demand of ever more complex products for our customers in China and the wider Asia Pacific region.
Mike Chen, Infineum China President, commented:
We are excited about this significant milestone in our China business expansion. The long-term trust and support of our customers as well as our industry partners are a cornerstone of Infineum’s continued growth in China. Through close ongoing collaboration, we remain committed to furthering the sustainable development of China's transportation industry and serving the market with high-quality, high-value products and technologies.