Celanese Commercial and Technology Center Opens in Mexico

Investment demonstrates long-term commitment to manufacturers in Latin America

DALLAS & MEXICO CITY--()--Today marks the opening of the Celanese Commercial and Technology Center – Mexico, in the region of Querétaro, to serve the expanding Central and South American customer base of Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company. The new center will support the automotive, consumer electronics, appliance, medical device, petrochemical and aerospace industries, as well as original equipment manufacturers and their tier suppliers.

Research and development technologists in the Celanese Commercial and Technology Center – Mexico will work directly with manufacturers interested in product innovations in the growing markets of engineering polymers, food ingredients, adhesives, paints and coatings, and consumer goods. These customers will have greater access to a diverse product and solution portfolio of engineered materials and intermediate chemicals, along with the technologists’ support and technical expertise.

“Our customers in Mexico are helping to develop the products of tomorrow, and Mexico continues to be a hub for innovative manufacturers across many industries because of its compelling combination of knowledgeable people, efficient operations and logistical options,” said Todd Elliott, vice president and general manager, Global Sales Materials Solutions. “We have a well-established history in Mexico and look forward to a successful future for both our customers and for Celanese.”

This is the first commercial and technology center for Celanese in Mexico and is modeled after the company’s commercial and technology centers in Shanghai and Korea, which support manufacturers in the Asia region. Celanese has a rich history in Mexico starting in 1945, with a cellulose derivatives manufacturing facility in Jalisco. Since then, Celanese has built two world-class sites in Veracruz including a chemicals production plant in Cangrejera and a logistics facility in Coatzacoalcos.

“We look forward to building upon our 70 years of business in Mexico as we celebrate today’s opening of our new commercial and technology center,” said Haydee Villaseñor, regional commercial manager. “Many of our customers seek the technical support and training for engineered materials in the Celanese portfolio. This center will be their resource for world-class instruction and product development support.”

Commenting on the impact to the regional automotive industry of the new Celanese Commercial and Technology Center – Mexico, Stefan Kutta, global automotive industry director, said, “Celanese is committed to helping our customers in Latin America as they support automotive tier suppliers and OEMs in the region to produce vehicles that are lighter, safer and more affordable using the design freedom of Celanese engineered materials. Our on-the-ground team, supported by our colleagues in the region, will be able to collaborate with our customers to quickly design, develop and launch differentiated, competitive automotive products that solve their most critical business needs.”

The Celanese Commercial and Technology Center – Mexico will provide customers in Latin America with training in plastics and polymer technology; plastics design, molding and color; and technical and processing support. The center will draw from resources both within Mexico as well as support teams from the company’s global network of manufacturing facilities and other regional commercial and technology centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. With sales almost equally divided between North America, Europe and Asia, the company uses the full breadth of its global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for customers and the corporation. Celanese partners with customers to solve their most critical needs while making a positive impact on its communities and the world. Based in Dallas, Texas, Celanese employs approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2014 net sales of $6.8 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or our blog at www.celaneseblog.com.

Celanese® is a registered trademark of Celanese International Corporation. All registered trademarks are owned by Celanese International Corporation or its affiliates.

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Contacts

Celanese
Investor Relations
Jon Puckett, +1-972-443-4965
jon.puckett@celanese.com
or
Media Relations – Global
W. Travis Jacobsen, +1-972-443-3750
william.jacobsen@celanese.com

Release Summary

Celanese Commercial and Technology Center Opens in Mexico; Investment demonstrates long-term commitment to manufacturers in Latin America

Contacts

Celanese
Investor Relations
Jon Puckett, +1-972-443-4965
jon.puckett@celanese.com
or
Media Relations – Global
W. Travis Jacobsen, +1-972-443-3750
william.jacobsen@celanese.com