Mesnac Americas To Open Research And Technical Center In Akron

MESNAC Americas to open Research and Technical Center in

MESNAC, the world’s second largest producer of equipment
for the rubber and tire industry, will open a Research and
Technical Center in Akron, Ohio. This facility will be an extension
of MESNAC’s recently established Research Institute based in
Qingdao China. The focus of the USA facility will be to develop
equipment, processes and systems more closely aligned to the
requirements of its customers based in North and Latin America.

In making the announcement, Chairman Yuan stated
“MESNAC’s scientific and technology heritage is what
drives our company and has been the basis of our success for the
first 13 years of our history. As we expand into the global market,
for us, it is only natural that we should do this with an R & D
foundation that allows our company to develop materials and
technology that are aligned with the needs of our North and Latin
America customers. What better place to do that than in the home of
USA Tire and Rubber Technology in Akron Ohio?”

Chairman Yuan went on to say “we recognize that Akron was the
birth place of the Tire and Rubber Industry in the USA and today it
still represents a city, where companies associated with our
industry, are encouraged to establish due to the availability of
technical and engineering resources and talent. We are looking
forward to working with our customers, the city, Akron University
and our new employees to make our new R &D center an effective
technical unit and to ensure that MESNAC meets its social
obligations to its new home in the Akron area.”

“We are delighted that MESNAC has chosen Northeast Ohio as
the home of its new U.S. Research and Development Center,”
said Tom Waltermire, CEO, Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO).
“MESNAC considered other potential locations but, through the
collaborative efforts of Team NEO, the Greater Akron Chamber and
the City of Akron, recognized the value of locating in Northeast
Ohio where it could take advantage of our region’s strength
in rubber and tire technology, resources and talent.”

The new facility will provide employment for multi-skilled
personnel including equipment engineers, material researchers,
systems analysts and software engineers. Recruitment will start in
November and the first phase of the development will employ at
least 35 Research specialists by 2016.

  • Akron
  • Expansion