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During a ceremony in France, the company welcomed guests to the site in Roussillon where it will invest $250 million in the construction of a carbon fiber plant and announces capacity expansions at nearby weaving and prepreg facilities.
Hexcel presented plans for the new facility to local dignitaries, customers, media representatives and Hexcel employees.Hexcel’s new carbon fiber facility will occupy a 37-acre site at the Osiris Chemicals Industry Platform in Roussillon and will be comprised of both polymerization and carbonization lines. The plant is part of Hexcel’s ongoing worldwide investment to create a diversified and robust supply chain to support aerospace customers’ growing demand for carbon fiber composites.Nick Stanage, Hexcel Chairman, CEO and President, presided over the event with the support of André Vallini, French Secretary of State for Territorial Reform and Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programs. Mr. Stanage said, “Together with our capacity expansions in the U.S., this new facility in France will strengthen our global supply chain by adding precursor and additional carbon fiber capacity in Europe.”