LONDON — Dow Corning has expanded its presence in Central Europe with a commercial office in Warsaw, Poland which it expects to have as many as 10 employees within the next year.
The office will house sales and experts in silicone technologies to provide the country's construction, personal care, processing and manufacturing industries with silicon-based materials and solutions.
It will form part of a network to support the Central and European region alongside its commercial centers in Istanbul and Moscow.
Dow Corning's business activities in Poland began in the 1970s providing materials and expertise to key sectors of the economy through several local distributors.
“We have done extremely well to grow our business in this region in the last few years, even when servicing from afar,” said John Lyon, Dow Corning Regional President for Eastern Europe. “Now is our chance to better serve local customers through both Dow Corning and our XIAMETER brands.”
Dow Corning is seeking collaboration opportunities in the region, not just with customers, but also with academic, government and other research organizations that are focused on innovating products and process to make them more efficient and environmentally sustainable.
“Through permanent presence Dow Corning will have a better understanding of the region and serve local needs better,” said Lyon. “We aim to build relationships with local institutions, help develop future silicon experts and business leaders from the local talent pool and contribute to Poland's efforts of increasing competitiveness and productivity.”