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With expertise spanning two centuries, diverse industries and more than 90 countries, our company is uniquely positioned to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.
For more than 200 years, DuPont has brought world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace through innovative products, materials and services. Our market-driven innovation introduces thousands of new products and patent applications every year, serving markets as diverse as agriculture, nutrition, electronics and communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.
Today, DuPont is proud to build on this heritage by partnering with others to tackle the unprecedented challenges in food, energy and protection now facing our world. With global population expected to approach nine billion by 2050, DuPont is working with customers, governments, NGOs and thought leaders to discover solutions to today’s toughest challenges.
Together, we believe we can provide enough healthy food for people everywhere, decrease dependence on fossil fuels, and protect people and the environment for generations to come.
We look forward to what a third century of science and innovation can do.
DuPont in Hong Kong
The first presence of DuPont in Hong Kong can dated back to 1949 when the Shanghai office was relocated here. The official Hong Kong branch office, DuPont Far East Inc., was established in 1976 focusing on sales of fibers and polymers. In 1979, a plant was built on Stonecutters Island manufacturing DuPont™ Tovex® water gel explosive to meet domestic needs in building massive transportation network including the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) in the 80s. The plant was later sold to Hutchison Whampoa in 1987 when the Company decided to divest the explosive business globally.
In September 1984, Du Pont China Ltd was established. The main responsibility of the office was to capture the development opportunities in mainland China as it started to open up its market in early 1980s. Executives from the Hong Kong office were dispatched to Beijing and Shanghai to set up representative offices. The key objectives of these offices then were to liaise with key government authorities to explore business opportunities as well as to get a better understanding of the market situation. The visiting team also helped set up company management policies, train and develop local employees.
With a team of about 160, the Hong Kong organization is continuing its important role in supporting business development in the mainland, especially in the Pearl River Delta area, and the Asia Pacific region. Over the years, the Hong Kong organization has also built up long-term partner relationships with many local leading companies and industry leaders.