Dutch-based Purac Biomaterials will open a new, $20 million facility in Tucker in early 2014, it was announced today by Gov. Nathan Deal.
Purac is a subsidiary of CSM with business in bakery supplies, food preservation and bio-based chemicals. CSM currently operates two facilities in Tucker.
“With Georgia’s rich resources and assets within the bioscience industry, Purac Biomaterials will find a good home in our state,” said Deal. “Being able to sit down with a company’s leaders to ask for their business is a tremendous advantage for economic development."
Deal met with CSM’s CEO Gerard Hoetmer during a recent trip to the Netherlands. The country ranks fourth among European investors in Georgia, according to a press release from the governor's office.
“We are very pleased with the support we received from the state of Georgia and DeKalb County in finding a location for Purac Biomaterials,” said Menno Lammers, managing director of Purac Biomaterials. "We look forward to becoming part of the local community.”
The company will produce resorbable polymers for the medical and pharmaceutical industry in a 60,000-square foot facility at 5150 North Royal Atlanta Drive in Tucker, whose acquisition was completed on Nov. 28.
“We are excited about the location of Purac Biomaterials in DeKalb County,” DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis said. “With the Centers for Disease Control, Emory Healthcare, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and DeKalb Medical Center located nearby, we think that there will be a natural synergy for Purac Biomaterials’ new location in Tucker.”
David Hartnett, vice president bioscience and health IT development for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, said: "This new facility will take advantage of our uniquely skilled labor mix in metropolitan Atlanta, and it adds to an already impressive supply chain existing here for medical devices and drug delivery products.”