BYK Additives Invests in a New €25 Million Innovation Laboratory

Date: 02/04/2024
A first drawing of the new innovation and seminar complex of BYK in Wesel

The new modern and sustainable complex will ensure even greater customer proximity and exclusive seminar offerings.

The international manufacturer and provider of specialty chemicals BYK has recently presented the plan for a new cutting-edge innovation laboratory and seminar complex in Wesel (Germany). The company estimates a total implementation period of four years, with completion envisaged in the second quarter of 2028.

The €25 million project testifies the commitment to Germany as an innovation location and will ensure even greater customer proximity and exclusive seminar offerings thanks to integrated function rooms. The aim of the investment is to generate new innovations together with and for customers in end-use facilities.

“It will be of especial benefit to our customers who seek to develop their project solutions here on site with BYK experts. It was therefore logical to plan a further story where we will soon be able to host customer events, visits and seminars. At around 25 million euros construction costs, a particular intention of the innovation complex is to provide modern state-of-the-art laboratories for BYK end uses while at the same time allowing more breathing space for existing end use, applications labs and R&D facilities,” has stated Stefan Mößmer, the Marketing & Commercial Managing Director of BYK.

The complex will be created on the existing site of the company and will cover a total area of 5,100 m2. The heating and cooling systems will be fed with 100% renewable energy generated through heat pumps and photovoltaic panels. In addition, several other sustainable materials will be deployed throughout the entire project.

“BYK is networked with its customers worldwide; with this innovative laboratory complex, it will be creating space for effective communication as well as for developments and cooperation with our customers and distributors. At the same time, the new building will offer us more opportunities for our exclusive on-site seminars that are so much in demand,” has also added Jörg Hinnerwisch, the president of BYK Additives. “With regard to sustainability, safeguarding the future, and ecology, we wish to equip the building – and further adjacent laboratory buildings – with heat recovery, as well as meeting the full energy needs of this new innovations construction with 100 percent renewable energies.”

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