Westlake Chemical has opened an office in Singapore this week, the US-based petrochemicals and polymers firm said, seeking to increase its global presence.
The official opening ceremony for the office was attended by Westlake chairman James Chao and other company officials.
"We are excited to open this new office in Singapore to serve as a platform for our greater Asian and global strategy, Mr. Chao said.
Our company has a strong historical presence in the region and this office will further strengthen our operations and our ability to compete on a global basis."
The office will be led by Mr. David Chao, director of business development in Asia for Westlake.
It will focus on nurturing existing and historical relationships and seeking new opportunities for growth and expansion in the region, the company said.
Westlakes range of products includes ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin and PVC building products including PVC pipe, windows and fence.