Zhangjiagang, China, December 26, 2022 – PPG Coatings (Zhangjiagang) Co.
has been awarded the "Innovation and Development Award"
by the Zhangjiagang and Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone governments.
On the afternoon of December 19th, the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone Foreign-funded Enterprise Development and Exchange Conference was successfully held, at which many backbone foreign-funded enterprises gathered to discuss development and seek the future
Zhou Hong, General Manager of PPG's Zhangjiagang plant, was invited to attend the event and delivered a speech
on behalf of PPG.
During the period, the Zhangjiagang and Free Trade Zone governments presented four awards to relevant foreign-funded enterprises: Responsible Care Award, Green Development Award, Innovation Development Award and Investment Contribution Award, among which PPG Coatings (Zhangjiagang) Co.
won the "Innovation and Development Award"
Previously, PPG Coatings (Zhangjiagang) Co.
also won the annual "Outstanding Contribution Award for Steady Growth of Foreign Investment"
In October 1992, Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone was established
with the approval of the State Council.
After 30 years of leapfrog development, driven by the concepts of innovation and transformation, development and opening up, Zhangjiagang has gradually developed from a little-known county-level city to the first choice for domestic and foreign enterprises to invest and set up business, and has increasingly become an important international capital bearing area and high-end industrial cluster in the Yangtze River Basin
Innovation is the key word
common to Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone and PPG.
PPG settled in Zhangjiagang Yangtze River International Chemical Park in 2005, and in the 17 years of witnessing and participating in the take-off of Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone, PPG's Zhangjiagang factory has grown from a 90-acre resin factory in the first phase to the world's largest integrated production base of PPG with nearly 335 acres today, and its employees have grown from dozens of people to 300 today, including 100
R&D teams 。 Inspired by the Zhangjiagang spirit of "unity and hard work, forge ahead, self-imposed pressure, and dare to compete for the first", PPG has realized integrated production from resin to coatings in Zhangjiagang, integrating products from multiple business units and equipped with the world's leading application innovation center, and is gradually transforming from a paint manufacturing plant to an innovation R&D center
"Zhangjiagang is a blessed land for PPG, and the development of PPG's Zhangjiagang factory is inseparable from the strong support
of the Zhangjiagang and bonded zone governments.
After 17 years of two-way selection and mutual achievements, PPG has forged a deep friendship
with Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone.
"Looking ahead, we will focus deeply on the development goals of sustainable development and green factories, increase investment in intelligence and digitalization, introduce more high-performance coating projects, and strive to build Zhangjiagang factory into an integrated manufacturing production base
" At the same time, we will continue to actively practice the purpose of "protecting and beautifying the world", carry out more 'colorful community' projects in Zhangjiagang and the Free Trade Zone, integrate the concept of sustainable development into community support projects, and contribute more PPG strength
to the economic construction and social development of the port city.
Zhou Hong, General Manager of PPG's Zhangjiagang Plant, delivered a speech
PPG Zhangjiagang Plant General Manager Zhou Hong (first from left) takes the stage to receive the "Innovation and Development Award"