Ansell announces $32 million expansion investment

Australian-based manufacture Ansell will invest $32 million over the next two years to expand its Lat Krabang manufacturing facility in Thailand.

Ansell’s expansion will allow the company to increase plant capacity by more than 30 per cent to address the demand for its chemical protection platform products.

“The expansion further positions Ansell to meet marketplace demands while increasing capacity and developing innovative manufacturing processes,” said Magnus Nicolin, Ansell’s chief executive officer and managing director.

“This is an investment not only in our production capabilities but also in minimising the environmental impact of our global footprint.”

The investment includes a new state-of-the-art 12,000 square meter production facility as well as funding for innovative manufacturing processes and technologies.

In addition, Ansell said it will build a new biomass boiler on site to provide clean, renewable energy, and lower energy costs.

The expansion is due to be completed by 2021.