SHANGHAI, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SI Group, Inc. ( Schenectady, NY), a leading chemical manufacturer and a pioneer in phenolic resin technology, announced today that its second facility in China is on track to be completed by May 2013. This new plant, located in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park, is one step in a series towards SI Group's goal of reinforcing its commitment to the Asia Pacific region. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130204/NY53537-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130204/NY53537LOGO-b ) This announcement comes on the heels of a visit by the Executive Leadership Team, including President and CEO Stephen Large, to China. During the visit, the company's existing Songjiang plant was praised for its streamlined logistics, increased manufacturing output and improved on-time delivery, as well as superior customer satisfaction. The plant has seen a surge in demand from customers seeking reliable supply, service and product quality. The Songjiang plant, which recently installed a state-of-the-art waste water treatment plant, was awarded the 2011 honorary title of Model Enterprise of Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection by the local Songjiang government. "Strong demand from our loyal and strong customer base in the rubber, abrasive, friction, impregnation, and refractory markets has necessitated our growth in China," said Emmanuel Hess, Vice President of Asia Pacific. "Our Songjiang plant is running at full capacity. We also import from our global manufacturing plants outside Asia, demonstrating our ability to serve customers from multiple production locations by utilizing SI Group's global footprint. This will be further enhanced in a few months once our Nanjing plant is up and running." SI Group has never been more committed to delivering unmatched product quality and service to its customers in China and around the world. About SI Group SI Group is a family-owned company founded in 1906 and headquartered in Schenectady, New York. A leading global developer and manufacturer of phenolic resins, alkylphenolic resins, alkylated phenols and other chemical intermediates, SI Group operates 20 facilities in 10 countries around the world. For more information about SI Group, visit www.siigroup.com. Contact:Brooke ManriquePublic Relations & Marketing Communications ManagerSI Group, Inc.+ 1 518-347-4112 firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE SI Group, Inc.