ATLANTA & BARCELONA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lehigh Technologies, a specialty materials company that produces micronized rubber powders (MRP), today announced the formal opening of Lehigh Spain. This wholly owned subsidiary of Lehigh Technologies, based in Barcelona, will be Lehigh’s face to the market in Europe and will perform all of the functions needed to provide a seamless customer experience across the European Union as well as Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Lehigh Spain general manager Lluis Molina said, “Lehigh has made excellent progress in the market development work we began in 2013. We are now supplying Lehigh’s MRP to multiple European countries and end use markets. Opening Lehigh Spain is the logical next step to broaden our reach around the world and fulfill growing customer demand.”
In addition to continuing to be the commercial face to the market, Lehigh Spain will take over the European order fulfillment process and ensure smooth operation of the supply chain that includes Lehigh Technologies’ US plant. Lehigh Spain will continue to enhance its unique service model that ensures rapid delivery and full regulatory compliance. Lehigh’s experienced market development team of Lluis Molina and Josep Freixas, based in Barcelona, will lead the subsidiary.
“Rubber, tire and plastic manufacturers around the world have learned that MRP delivers compelling performance, cost and sustainability advantages,” said Alan Barton, CEO of Lehigh Technologies. “The creation of Lehigh Spain ensures that key commercial and customer service capabilities are more broadly available locally, an important step in expanding the MRP market. We are excited to now look ahead to investing in a European manufacturing presence to further expand supply.”
Lehigh Technologies continues to work with Hera Holdings on a European manufacturing strategy for MRP. Over the past year the detailed engineering and design work for the plant has been completed as well as the selection of the EPC Company. Supply chain planning for raw materials is also complete.
About Lehigh Technologies
Lehigh Technologies is a leading specialty materials company that produces high-performance micronized rubber powders (MRP), a lower cost, high-performance, sustainable specialty material that replaces oil-based materials to reduce costs and cut waste. Lehigh's cryogenic turbo mill technology converts end-of-life tires and other post-industrial rubber into micron-scale powders used in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications. Customers include more than 60 leading tire, asphalt and plastics companies around the world. To learn more, visit lehightechnologies.com.