With a production capacity of more than 3 million tonnes, Shin-Etsu can without doubt regard itself as the world's largest PVC manufacturer. Production in the Netherlands takes place at two plants near Rotterdam: Botlek and Pernis. The commercial heart of the company is in Hilversum. Our customers use our PVC to make pipeline systems, window frames, flooring, cables and many other types of products.


In 2004 the management approved the phased replacement of all pneumatic field instrumentation and pneumatic control equipment. This allows us to achieve the desired high level of operating reliability  and facilitates optimum process operations. In six phases, the plant is receiving new instrumentation unit by unit. The conversion of all instrumentation and control systems  is mostly being conducted while the plant remains operational. That’s an achievement to be proud of. Completion of this major control-room modernization marks the finish of the re-instrumentation at the VCM plant.

In the last Ladiesrun in Rotterdam three colleagues collected along with 11,497 other participants more than 42,000 euros for Pink Ribbon; a foundation that supports breast cancer research. Of the 49 participating business teams the Shin-Etsu team finished in the nineteenth place. Well done!

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