Ashland Casting Solutions Expands in Europe

Dec. 1, 2006
Ruben Bake named commercial director, Northern/Eastern Europe

December 2 — Ashland Casting Solutions has opened a new office near Frankfurt, Germany, together with Ashland Inc.'s existing branch there. ACS is part of Ashland Performance Materials, a division of Ashland Inc., and its new outpost will serve customers in Germany, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe with the latest binders and coatings, as well as design services and other technologies.

Mike Swartzlander, v.p. of Ashland Performance Materials and general manager of Ashland Casting Solutions, explained, "Our new capabilities and added resources in Europe allow us to better serve our customers who are operating metal casting facilities in several global regions," said Mike Swartzlander, vice president, Ashland Performance Materials, and general manager, Ashland Casting Solutions.

The new commercial director for Ashland Casting Solutions in Northern and Eastern Europe, Ruben Bake, added, “Although we have had a presence in Europe for many years, our expanded operations will result in closer relationships and bring bottom-line value to our customers. From this location we are strategically positioned to bring our design services and other products to metal casters located in the European region.”

Ashland Casting Solutions can be contacted in Offenbach, Germany, at +49 (0) 69 989 449 22.