Henkel opened a new adhesives factory in Shanghai on September 18.

The new factory, which is also known as the “Dragon Plant” at Henkel, comprises 150,000 square meters of space and is now the central production site for the company’s industrial adhesives in China and the Asia-Pacific region. Annual output is forecast to reach up to 428,000 metric tons of adhesives.

“This new adhesives factory will contribute significantly to the achievement of our strategy 2016. It will enable our adhesives business to expand and leverage its global reach and win market share in emerging markets,” says Kasper Rorsted, chair of the management board of the Henkel Group.