Italian company relocates headquarters to Anderson
By Traci Moyer | The Herald Bulletin | Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:30 pm
ANDERSON – An Italian company is relocating its American headquarters to Anderson. Tecnoplast USA LLC, 3619 W. 73rd St., is relocating from Whitestown, Ind., and expanding its facilities, said CEO Gloria Da Ros. The company plans to officially open on Nov. 7.
“I’m really excited,” Da Ros, 32, said. “We have already made some investments with assets so this is not only an expansion — we are already investing in new equipment.”
The company specializes in plastic materials and technological systems manufacturing for chemical products for the pharmaceutical industry, chemical processors, metal finishers industry, textile industry and galvanic industry.
Its parent company, Tecnoplast ITALY, located in Limbiate, has been considered a leader in the European market of corrosion resistant products since 1969.
Da Ros said Tecnoplast USA was headquartered in a 10,000-square-foot building in Whitestown for three years. The Anderson facilities are located in a 40,000-square-foot portion of the Flagship Accelerator Building.
She said the company plans to employ 10 people and is hiring locally. The business-friendly environment in Indiana, including right-to-work laws, factored into the decision to locate its American headquarters here, said Da Ros. The state’s proximity to major industrial centers in Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit were also important.
“Our main customer is actually located in Indianapolis,” she said. “This is a great location.”
Anderson now has about 10 international companies, said Flagship President and CEO Charles Staley. He said it is a positive direction in business growth and diversity for the area. “And now we have a woman-owned Italian company, “he said.
Staley said Tecnoplast USA has agreed to a five-year lease with additional extensions of the business incubator facility.
“They are a high-tech company and we hope they expand their footprint here,” he said.
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