KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Accoya USA LLC, broke ground on its U.S. manufacturing facility in June and is on track to begin manufacturing Accoya in early 2024. The plant is a joint venture between Accsys and Eastman, a global specialty materials company.
North America represents the largest potential regional market for Accoya, the company says.
“Our sales in North America grew 44% between our fiscal 2021 and 2022 years and we are seeing continued strong demand for Accoya,” said John Alexander, group sales director, at Accsys. “Once operational, the Kingsport site will double our Accoya 2022 production volumes.”
Once operational in early 2024, the Kingsport facility will supply the North American market and the Netherlands plant will supply the rest of the world. The U.S. reactors are currently being transported from Europe and will arrive in Kingsport in January 2023.
“We are excited to join the Kingsport community and witness the progression of the U.S. facility,” said Rod Graf, general manager of Accoya USA. “Our state-of-the-art facility will increase capacity, create local jobs, and build community. We are also excited to collaborate with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology and Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing to be a preferred employer in the region as we begin production.”
The U.S. facility will be known as Accoya USA LLC and will create more than 50 new jobs in the Kingsport area.