Asbury Carbons, a US based supplier of graphite and carbon related products, is expanding operations into Europe with the construction of a new production facility located in Maastricht, Netherlands. The new site is scheduled to begin full production in August this year.
The new facility will utilise the same base materials as the company’s North American site in order to produce PM industry standard grades of graphite such as 1651, 3203, PM5, PM9, HPPM5 and HPPM9. The facility aims to obtain ISO9001 registration.
Nicholas T Mares, VP of Marketing at Asbury Carbons told Powder Metallurgy Review, “the new facility at our site in Maastricht will offer the Powder Metallurgy industry in Europe greater choice and quicker lead times for all our standard PM grade graphite.”
The location of the new facility in Maastricht was carefully selected from over 30 possible sites. “Maastricht provides an ideal location for us, offering a good supply and distribution network. We are closer to our customers in Europe and can offer potential customers access to our comprehensive range of products,” added Mares.