- Website: www.eagle-chemicals.com
- Sector: Industry
- Country of operations: Egypt
Eagle Chemicals is something of a pioneer in Egypt’s chemical industry. The company is one of the country’s leading producers of resin and polymer products, which it sells to customers all around the world. “Eagle supplies more than 75 countries in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia,” says its Head of Operations, Rafik Refaat.
From its factory in 6th of October City, 32km southwest of Cairo, where Eagle Chemicals is headquartered, the company manufactures intermediate chemical products such as adhesives and additives, as well as paints and coatings. These products are used for everything from car coatings and decorative paints to packaging materials.
“We have channelled significant resources into R&D and product innovation and this has enabled us to develop new products such as flexible packaging adhesives,” says Rafik. “Our new emulsion plant, which will be operational in the first half of 2017, will increase our capacity by 80% and enable us to produce further new products as well as grow volumes of our current product portfolio.”
“We have been able to capture market share in other regions where large multinationals have ignored clients below a certain minimum volume threshold”
Rafik Refaat, Head of Operations, Eagle Chemicals
The company’s new plant is designed to tap into the growing industry trend away from oil-based products and towards water-based ones, and will expand the firm’s capacity to produce water-based products by over 200%. Eagle Chemicals says it’s the only company in Egypt that’s able to produce both types of products.
- 75+ countries worldwide receive product supplies from Eagle Chemicals
Alongside its strong reputation for innovation and technical capabilities, the company’s smart approach to export markets has also helped it to secure orders. “We have been able to capture market share in other regions such as Europe where large multinationals have ignored clients below a certain minimum volume threshold,” explains Rafik. “We will continue to expand our export markets – we are, for example, currently expanding rapidly in South America.”