Nidaplast gains a foothold in the US
The specialist in honeycomb structures opens its first entity in Florida
New premises for a global strategy
This new entity is in line with the company's globalisation policy, which has gone full steam ahead in 2013 and 2014, mainly thanks to very large-scale international projects in Russia, Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia, for example. "We are now designing products specifically for international markets and adapt our ranges to comply with current regulations on dimensions, certifications etc. in the relevant countries. By offering a wide range of polypropylene honeycomb products, we are able to provide genuine solutions tailored to our customers' needs. With just one manufacturing process we can offer many different solutions and applications. To reduce structural weight, for example, we provide sandwich panels and ready-to-use finished sandwich panels with pre-glued skins. But we also provide competitive solutions for underground rainwater storage modules, lightweight backfill solutions and landscaping solutions," explains Claire Ducreux, Head of Marketing and Communications at Nidaplast.
Now, for the first time, Nidaplast's entire range of innovative solutions is available in the USA
Nidaplast's new subsidiary will enable the company to market its entire range of products, not just those in its composites range but also its landscaping (alveolar panels for ground stabilisation, honeycomb panels used under synthetic grass etc.) and rainwater management solutions (ultra lightweight alveolar modules for temporary underground rainwater storage).
A well-equipped entity with an established US distribution network
The Nidaplast LLC sales network will promote the entire Nidaplast range for transportation, marine, industrial, building & construction markets throughout America. As Maritsa Dan, co-owner of Nidaplast LLC, explains, "We will now be able to deliver products sent from Thiant directly to our customers, saving them valuable time. Our local cutting and finishing workshop will enable us to be proactive and respond rapidly to orders, particularly from shipyards and other transport providers..."
Based in the north of France and now also in Florida (USA), NIDAPLAST is a subsidiary of the global group Etex and designs extruded polypropylene honeycomb structures. The company develops products for four key markets: Composites (construction, transport, ship building, wind turbines & manufacturing equipment), Rainwater Management, Lightweight Backfill and Landscaping. NIDAPLAST is committed to environmental issues and has ISO 14 001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.