Pinturas Volcan Invests $ 3 million in Guatemala

The company invested in a new production line and a regional distribution center.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


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Pinturas Volcan, a division of Duwest Group, will serve the Central American market from its new regional distribution center.

Leonel Rodriguez, director of operations at Duwest, told El Periodico that "... production capacity increased between 50 to 70 percent, which means about 4 million 350 thousand gallons of paint per year for the architectural, automotive and industrial segments" making it one of the largest companies of its kind in Central America."

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