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Open Weekend in Puurs - Prayon focuses on innovation and recruitment

Engis, 19 May 2011

On Saturday, 21 May 2011, Prayon is set to open the doors of its production site in Puurs (near Antwerp) to the public. Visitors will be able to see what goes on at the site and learn about job opportunities.

As world leader in phosphates, Prayon produces an extensive range of phosphate and fluorine products. Although little is known about these products in the public domain, they are in fact essential components in a vast array of day-to-day commodities like toothpaste, food and fertilisers.

With more than a century of experience in the industry, Prayon has based its strategy around innovation and has recently targeted new sectors such as nutrition, water treatment and batteries for electric cars. These new activities call for new skills, and Prayon is constantly on the lookout for fresh talent to help it overcome the challenges ahead.

In connection with the International Year of Chemistry, Prayon has taken the unprecedented step of opening the doors to its production plants, enabling visitors to see the employees and processes at the heart of the company's unique know-how.

"Prayon offers all the benefits of an international group while maintaining strong local links", explains Eric Op 't Eynde, Manager of Prayon Puurs. "We are committed to fostering creativity, essential for an innovative company. We also attach huge importance to safety and the environment, vital not only for our employees, but also local residents."

Minister-President Kris Peeters and mayor of Puurs Koen Van den Heuvel are scheduled to give a talk to guests at the inaugural event of the open weekend at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, 21 May.

Prayon Puurs sees the open weekend as a unique opportunity to hold an open dialogue with local residents, the municipality and society at large.

Practical details: Saturday, 21 May from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday, 22 May from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Free entry, including for children aged 10 and over. There will also be a childminding service and activities for young children.
Address: Gansbroekstraat 31 - B-2870 Ruisbroek

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