Saint-Gobain's Gyproc Business recently launched the largest plasterboard manufacturing facility in India at an investment of Rs 350 crore to serve the growing market.
Located in Jhagadia, Gujarat, this is India's largest gypsum-based plasterboard manufacturing facility to date, with an annual capacity of 30 million sq m. Gyproc India has three existing plants in India, located in Haryana, Maharashtra and Karnataka. 'Being a global leader in the construction industry, we see lot of opportunities in India to utilise our expertise in sustainable building solutions to enhance human habitats and promote well-being in living spaces,' said Pierre-AndrT de Chalendar, Chairman and CEO-Compagnie de Saint-Gobain.'Over the past two decades, we have consistently invested in India in developing new markets, in building new world-class manufacturing facilities, in technology and in human capital. The Jhagadia plant, which incorporates the best technology, will help us grow and serve the Indian market.'
With the construction sector in India expected to remain buoyant, growing demand requires developers in India to opt for high-rise constructions and, hence, explore faster, greener and more efficient construction methods. Gypsum plasterboard-based ceilings and drywall solutions are ideal for such construction as they are lightweight, environment-friendly, facilitate faster construction and offer a lot of flexibility in terms of aesthetics. They can be designed to deliver superior performance across comfort parameters like acoustics, thermal, visual and air-quality and provide fire-safety as well.
'India is among the best performing regions for Saint-Gobain and it has been our constant endeavour to develop the markets in the country by bringing the best technologies and building world-class manufacturing facilities, in line with the government's Make in India mission,' said Anand Mahajan, General Delegate, Saint-Gobain Group in India.
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