The laboratory will be built by DuPont and will be operated by DuPont Shinto Automotive Systems, a joint venture of DuPont and Shinto Paint Co. of Japan. Marty M. McQuade, vice president and general manager of DuPont Automotive Systems, said the new laboratory will supplement a network of DuPont technical facilities located in the Americas, Asia and Europe that serves the company's expanding coatings business with Japanese auto manufacturers.
DuPont Plans Construction of Auto-Coatings Lab in Japan
January 1, 2005
TOKYO - DuPont announced plans to build a $10-million automotive-coatings laboratory in Japan to facilitate technical approvals for coatings used by Japanese auto manufacturers worldwide and to support auto-assembly operations. The new facility, in Aichi Prefecture, will open in the third quarter of 2005 and will employ approximately 30 technical people.