Expanding BYK’s Production Capacity
A/Z completed the design and construction of a new $50+ million manufacturing plant from the ground-up on BYK’s Wallingford, CT campus. This latest milestone was made possible by the collaborative efforts of our management, field, and support services personnel along with our partners over the course of several years.
As BYK’s manufacturing facility began to reach the production capacity of its equipment several years along, it reached out to A/Z Corporation to implement a full design/build solution. Our project team developed a new three-story, 56,000 sf production facility featuring state-of-the-art vertical processes – which incorporate specialty manufacturing equipment procured from around the world.
The project has more than doubled the site’s ability to produce specialty chemicals such as adhesives, coatings, paint, cosmetics, and inks. In addition to the increased production capacity, BYK is now also benefitting from a streamlined supply chain that reduces costs and vulnerabilities.
Dirk Plas, the President of BYK USA, explained the importance of this project to the company: “This expansion enables us to efficiently service our U.S. customers with an enhanced portfolio of BYK additives manufactured in a facility built to the highest standards of safety.”