New Paint Plant for $18 million

Grupo Solid has opened its new ‘Superbia’ factory in Escuintla, allowing it to double its production capacity and expand into more markets.

Friday, October 14, 2011

With the increase in installed capacity they expected to increase production by 100% and so start their expansion plan in the Central American market.

The new facilities, in addition to manufacturing paints (industrial, automotive, resins, aerosols), will also have research and development laboratories, a pulp plant for gypsum board, storage tanks and silos.

"Michael Ascoli, president of the group, said that Superbia will give them a production capacity of 26 million gallons per year, doubling the current 13 million they have in the premises of the plant in the municipality of Villa Nueva.

The old plant will now become a distribution center and warehouse for paints after a three month transition period ", reported

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