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Atotech inaugurates a new plant in Queretaro

Atotech successfully starts production and officially inaugurates the new site in Queretaro/Mexico

  • New site allows Atotech to significantly expand its production capacity in Mexico and the Americas

  • Special guests included Mauricio Kuri, Governor of Queretaro state, and Marco Antonio Del Prete III, Secretary of Industrial Development from the Estate Government of Queretaro.

Atotech (NYSE: ATC), a leading specialty chemicals technology company and a market leader in advanced electroplating solutions, celebrated the inauguration of its new production site in Queretaro, Mexico. The site is located at Parque Industrial Aeropuerto (PIA) Colon and has a capacity to produce 33 tons/day. In Queretaro, Atotech produces products for general metal finishing, which are used in various industries, including automotive, construction, heavy machinery, and white goods. The company produced its first batch of chemistry at the new site in May.

Geoff Wild, CEO at Atotech, said: “I am pleased to announce the official opening of our new site in Mexico as it marks an important milestone for our company. The Queretaro site will allow Atotech to significantly expand its production capacity and sustainable growth in Mexico as well as the Americas. It also supports the expected rise in customer demand in the coming years. I’d like to thank everyone involved for their support, dedication, and teamwork to get our new site operational.”

The new facility will ensure more efficient transportation of goods and delivery due to its strategic location near the automotive and industrial clusters at the Bajio Area (Queretaro, San Luis Potosi and Guanajuato).

Ramón Bertrán, Managing Director of Atotech Mexico, added: “Our new site brings many advantages. The location will enable us to accelerate the growth in Mexico as we are located in direct proximity to existing and potential customers. The new facility also includes a state-of-the-art laboratory with high-end technology, processes, and qualified personnel to run analyses to better serve our customers. Furthermore, we are very pleased that our 76 employees are enjoying working at this facility, which was completed with their safety, comfort, and well-being in mind.”

The Atotech team celebrated the opening with guests from customers and authorities in a safe manner by taking all necessary steps to follow COVID-19 precautionary measures for the event.

Special guests included Mauricio Kuri, Governor of Queretaro state, and Marco Antonio Del Prete III, local secretary of industrial development from the estate government of Querétaro. Members of the Atotech management team, including Peter Frauenknecht, CFO, Gertjan van der Wal, President of the company’s GMF business, and John Kochilla, Vice President of the Americas, attended the event, introduced the new facility, and welcomed everyone at customer workshops that were offered for the occasion of the inauguration.

About Atotech

Atotech is a leading specialty chemicals technology company and a market leader in advanced electroplating solutions. Atotech delivers chemistry, equipment, software, and services for innovative technology applications through an integrated systems-and-solutions approach. Atotech solutions are used in a wide variety of end-markets, including smartphones and other consumer electronics, communications infrastructure, and computing, as well as in numerous industrial and consumer applications such as automotive, heavy machinery, and household appliances.

Atotech, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, has over 4,000 employees in more than 40 countries, with manufacturing operations across Europe, the Americas, and Asia. In 2021, the company generated revenues of $1.5 billion. With its well-established innovative strength and industry leading global TechCenter network, Atotech delivers pioneering solutions combined with unparalleled on-site support for over 8,000 customers worldwide.

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