With annual sales of $54 billion and 46,000 employees worldwide, Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in around 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the priciples of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.
Dow’s site in Terneuzen is the 2nd largest manufacturing site with a yealy production volume of over 8 million tons. Terneuzen is hosting Dow’s European R&D Campus.
Excellent logistic infrastructure
Terneuzen is the ideal gateway for Europe. The central location on the Schelde River, between the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp, offers excellent hinterland connections. The businesses at the Valuepark have costeffective transport options as well as an optimal connection to the European transport axes for railway, inland shipping and road transport. In addition, there is a deepsea harbour adjacent to the industrial park.
Reliable supporting services
Businesses that establish themselves at the Valuepark can make use of the extensive network of reliable contractors and suppliers that Dow has built up in the course of forty ears. These companies meet the highest safety and environmental standards and work continuously in consultation with Dow on further improvement.
Steady license to operate
Already for four decades, Dow has been investing in a good, stable relationship with the local authorities. This has resulted in an open dialog and a solid basis of trust, which accelerates the development of the Valuepark. Through community programs and other actions, Dow has also built up a good relationship with the residents in the region.
R&D facilities within reach
New firms operating at the site could jointly develop market- or technology opportunities with Dow. Joint R&D activities could boost innovation both companies could benefit from. For instance, plastic converters or fabricators on site will be in a unique
position to test out new polymers they might have designed and get feedback during the development cycle to optimize the polymer performance properties. On top, one could think of utilizing R&D services provided by Dow, like analytical services.
Raw materials integration
Dow is one of the largest producers of cracker products and aromatics, such as ethylene, propylene, styrene, as well as plastics and polyurethanes. For businesses that use these intermediates or derivatives in their production process, a location at the Valuepark can be particularly interesting. The supply of products is easy, safe (without the need for transportation of hazardous goods) and is possible at minimum cost.
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