March 31, 2016
The launch of AGC Chemicals’ global web portal (31 March 2016) offers a unified image and presence. The website is suitable for dealing with chemical enquiries from all around the world. The latest product innovations and news from AGC Chemicals are available here. Local websites are still available and can also be accessed through this new portal.
A team across the world (including the marketing department at AGC Chemicals Europe) have worked together to create the new website portal: www.agc-chemicals.com and would welcome any feedback as the site is constantly being developed, for example, to include additional foreign languages.
Held at Marine Hall in Fleetwood on the 26th November the Wyre Business Awards received 103 nominations this year. Nominations were invited for different award categories to represent all types and sizes of businesses and also to recognise individuals. The Wyre Business Awards are being held in order to celebrate the fact of the great success and diversity of the Wyre area’s businesses recognising all businesses- from self-employed individuals to multi-national organisations- across all business sectors.
AGC Chemicals Europe continuously arrange charitable, educational and environmental events for the benefit of the local community and support employees who take part in charitable activities and are therefore very happy to have been chosen amongst so many different businesses in the area for this year’s Community Involvement Award.
Almost 100 people enjoyed fun and games at the Wyre Estuary Country Park on Sunday, September 6th, as Thornton Cleveleys’ company, AGC Chemicals Europe, held their Family Fun Day for employees, their families and friends.
Children and parents enjoyed creative activities like origami, henna tattoos, American football, drumming, circus skills and woodworking tuition in the sunshine. The group was also treated to a traditional hog roast, refreshments, ice cream and a visit from the company mascot ‘Simon the Scientist’ and Captain Cod of Fleetwood Town FC who also participated in Salsa classes and other sport activities. The Wyre Borough Council Park Ranger led groups on informative walks about the history of the area and the local wildlife along the Wyre Estuary.
AGC Chemicals prides itself on making a positive, beneficial impact on the local community and environment where it is based. The Fun Day is part of a full programme offered by AGC Chemicals Europe in cooperation with Newground including monthly after school clubs with an environmental theme held at St. John’s, Breck, Millfield and Carleton Green schools. AGC also sponsors the ‘It’s Our Planet Awards’, Lancashire’s only awards event dedicated to environmental concerns and improvements by schools in Lancashire. This year, after popular requests in the past from participants, funds were raised for the Trinity Hospice and the Oncology Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in memory of AGC employee, Ken Adams, for corporate hospitality tickets to Fleetwood Town football games and charitable donations for refreshments.
On 15 July 2015 a new technical service centre for the European chemicals business was officially opened by Masao Nemoto, the president of AGC Chemicals. With a growing market in Europe & the Middle East this facility will improve the communication and response time to customers’ technical enquiries. With the existing commercial centre of AGC Chemicals Europe being in the World Trade Center in Amsterdam, the natural choice of location for the new technical centre was the nearby Amsterdam Science Park. The main focus of the new laboratory will be supporting both the fluorinated water and oil repellent, ‘AsahiGuard E-Series’ and the fluoropolymer resin for coatings, ‘Lumiflon’. Further products can expect technical support from the centre in the future. For the Opening Ceremony current customers of AGC Chemicals Europe were invited to a tour of the technical capabilities of the facility led by the Technical Centre Manager, Floris Kooistra, followed by presentations by the Head of European Technical Service, Phil Spencer, the Managing Director of AGC Chemicals Europe, Kazunobu Kawahara and the General Manager of the fluoroproducts division of AGC Chemicals, Takashi Yukoshi. Management team members from AGC in Japan as well as the European-based project team responsible for setting up the technical centre as well as AGCCE’s senior management team also attended the event which was later celebrated with drinks and a Japanese themed evening buffet at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam.
As the evening progressed Masao Nemoto, AGC Chemicals’ president, was invited by Master of Ceremonies, Yuji Narita, Commercial Director of AGC Chemicals Europe, to take the stage at the Okura Hotel. Nemoto-san addressed the key customers present with thanks for their contribution to the growth of the business and gave an interesting insight into both the history and future of AGC Chemicals Europe.
Much to the delight of the guests present, there was also a surprise appearance by the company mascot of AGCCE, Simon the Scientist, who insisted on joining in with the celebrations.
AGC Chemicals EMEA Technical Centre
Matrix Innovation Center
Science Park 408
1098 XH Amsterdam
The new Fluon® ETFE FILM roof of Manchester Victoria Station is being installed this winter 2014/2015.
The re-development project of the Manchester Victoria Station started in spring 2013 and is expected to be finished in 2015. This winter one of the main transformations, the new roof, is being installed. The modern structure of the Fluon®ETFE FILM roof will help transform Manchester Victoria into a brighter and more spacious gateway to the city.
For more information and to follow the progress, please visit the official website:
The Europe Music Awards 2014, another huge boost to Glasgow’s global profile just a few months after the Commonwealth Games, took place in the SSE Hydro Arena on the night of November 9th.
The annual event was a global celebration of the most popular stars in the music business and was aired globally to an audience of millions.
Stunning lighting shows and pyrotechnics were deployed during the showpiece event, which was being held in Scotland for a second time and was forecasted to generate at least £10 million for the city’s economy.
The spectacular SSE Hydro is only 1 year old; it is a state-of-the-art venue and has a lot of technical features. AGC Chemicals Europe supplied their Fluon® ETFE FILM to this project about 1½ years ago. The SSE Hydro arena, designed by Foster + Partners and Arup Scotland, is one of the most prominent concert and entertainment venues in the UK.