Röchling Engineering Plastics (India) Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of the French-based chemicals company, inaugurated its first manufacturing plant for thermoplastics in Vadodara District, Gujarat, India on January 28.
Ludger Bartels, COO of the Röchling Group cut the ribbon and inaugurated the factory and office complex. Georg Duffner, CEO of the Röchling Group, unveiled the foundation stone. The ceremonial lamp (Diya) was lit by Bernhard Steinrücke, the Director General of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.
“It is a wise move of the Röchling group to expand its Thermoplastics production to India. India is one of the fastest growing markets in the world and this market has an almost unlimited potential. On top of it, India is becoming more and more attractive as a production hub for exports due to its high quality standards and its very competitive pricing environment,” remarks Mr Steinrücke. “Therefore I am sure the Röchling Thermoplastics production facility in Vadodara will be a win-win for the clients in India and globally, for the Röchling Group.”
Manoj Kumar, Managing Director, announces, “Röchling plans to produce approximately 1,000 tons of engineering plastics in India in the year 2014 and future expansions are already planned.”
The construction of the 35,000sqm new plant began in November 2012 and was completed in October 2013. The machines were imported from Germany to manufacture sheets and profiles of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) and its variants, sheets and rods of polyacetal (POM), polyamides (PA 6) and their variants. The production was already commenced in the end of 2013.