Stahl settled up a centre of excellence for continuous updatingStahl has added a new laboratory to its manufacturing site in Parets del Vallès, Spain, aimed at sharing knowledge and technologies to its partners
«This new Centre is a place where our researchers can work together with our partners to share knowledge and showcase our latest future-proof solutions, innovations and technologies», explained Vasco da Silva, Stahl Manager in Spain, at the inauguration of the new Centre of Excellence that the Dutch multinational opened in Parets del Vallès, not far from Barcelona, in its manufacturing site.
The company currently has an establishment of 36,200 square meters, with around 200 employees who work continuously over five shifts, for a total production of 31 thousand tons/year. The new Centre, which cost 5.7 million euros, was designed to allow partners to learn about the best finishing methods and optimal use of chemical products for both synthetics and leather processing.
«Innovation is part of the DNA of Stahl and the opening of this Centre is an excellent example of how we use knowledge and expertise to develop tailormade, future proof solutions», underlined Huub van Beijeren, CEO of Stahl (above). «In this Centre of Excellence, the company has invested in state-of-the-art equipment for polymer research, and for technology on chemicals for the apparel and furnishing industry».