MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions celebrated the opening of its facility in Nagoya, Japan, on February 1 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and customer event. 

The event commenced with a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the laboratory, hosted by local MacDermid Enthone representatives and global leaders. Matthew Cenzer, Principal Officer, U.S. Consulate in Nagoya, and automotive customers from across Japan were in attendance. 

“The opening of our laboratory facility in Nagoya is an exciting new chapter for MacDermid Enthone and our partners,” says Hui Hui Kiw, Vice President of Asia, MacDermid Enthone. “Our local presence enables us to deliver superior customer support while bringing global capabilities to customers in Japan.”

Ribbon cutting attendees in the photo, from left to right: Tsunamichi Kito, Business Manager, Hui Hui Kiw, Vice President, Asia, Richard Lynch, Senior Global Vice President, Matthew Cenzer, Principal Officer, U.S. Consulate in Nagoya, Julian Bashore, General Manager.

Throughout the day, MacDermid Enthone industry experts delivered presentations on sustainable anti-corrosion solutions, their comprehensive trivalent chromium portfolio, including evolve and evolve BOND, and industry-leading electroless nickel technologies. Attendees toured the Nagoya laboratory and gained insight into the global manufacturing, testing, and supply chain capabilities that MacDermid Enthone can bring to Japanese OEMs.

"It is a privilege to host this event in Nagoya and share a milestone in our history with local customers and colleagues," says Richard Lynch, Senior Global Vice President, MacDermid Enthone. "Our commitment to future-focused innovation, coupled with Japan's focus on sustainability, is a partnership that will help drive the automotive industry forward. Thank you to all who joined us."

Established in 1922, MacDermid Enthone specializes in the manufacture of chemical compounds for surface finishing applications.