The global production network of Covestro
Connecting the world for reliable supply
In global competition every detail counts. That is why internationally active companies place a special emphasis on an efficient and effective supply chain. No matter where or when, our customers expect on-time delivery and consistently high quality. We ensure that through our reliable, globally connected production network.
Manufacturing companies increasingly rely on precisely timed supply chains for their production, demanding punctual deliveries of raw materials. That is why the business unit Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties (CAS) of Covestro, as the largest producer of hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI), employs a global production network.
Should supply interruptions occur at one site, the other CAS sites around the world can directly support. Donald Hummel, Head of Global Product Management at CAS, explains: “In this way, we provide our customers with consistent, high quality products anywhere in the world from our global production network. The expertise of our teams and “best in class” manufacturing processes earn us the reputation as the most reliable aliphatic isocyanate producer in the world.”
In order to sustain these advantages and develop them even further, Covestro continually invests in its global locations. For example, the completion of a new, world scale production plant for hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) in Caojing, China, is scheduled for 2016. A capacity expansion for polyurethane dispersions (PUD) is also planned for the Dormagen site in Germany in 2016. Further increases of PUD capacity as well as new sites for isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) and textile coatings are also planned for the next few years.