H.B. Fuller has announced the start of construction on a new plant in Surabaya, Indonesia. The plant will complement existing manufacturing facilities in China, the Philippines, Malaysia and Australia. It will also strengthen H.B. Fuller’s network in the growing markets of the Asia-Pacific region. Jim Owens—H.B. Fuller president and chief executive officer—commented, "Today, we mark an important milestone in our commitment to deliver value to our customers in Asia, enhance our competitive position, and continue making investments in the capabilities necessary to support our long-term growth strategy." Production at the new plant is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016. Products will include hot melt and water-based adhesives designed to meet local demand in Southeast Asia and specifically in Indonesia. H.B. Fuller has a long history of serving the hygiene, packaging, woodworking, filter, product assembly, container labeling and durable assembly industries.