Dow Corning, one of the global leaders in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, is expanding its India operations with the opening of the SAHAYOG Building Solutions Centre in Mumbai. Dow Corning, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, had opened its first SAHAYOG Centre at New Delhi last year.
The SAHAYOG Building Solutions Center is developed in collaboration with their channel partner, Allarch India Pvt Ltd, a well-known distributor of self adhesives tapes, silicone sealant & architectural hardware in Maharashtra. The focus of the Center will be on the performance, safety and durability of buildings constructed using Dow Corning silicone materials. It will provide comprehensive project support, industry leading technical training and hands-on skill-building workshops. It will also offer enhanced technical support and customer service to Indian customers, serving industry professionals across the value chain.
SAHAYOG will enable visitors to see and experience the company’s wide range of high-performance building technologies such as Dow Corning® Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA) for fixed-point exterior glass façades, Dow Corning® PanelFix System and Dow Corning® 121 Structural Glazing Sealant. The Center will also showcase the Dow Corning® portfolio of innovative silicone adhesives and sealants for building façades, silicone hot-melts, silicone-based water repellent coatings and additives to improve the sustainability of building materials, as well as the range of silicone solutions for infrastructure.
Launching the SAHAYOG Building Solutions Centre,Sudhir Shenoy, CEO of Dow Chemical India said, “We see the opening of this customer experience Center in Mumbai as an expansion and added investment in our India operations. This will enable us to serve our Indian customers more effectively, as well as demonstrate and deliver our technical and materials expertise within the region.”
The event also celebrated the 15th birthday of Allarch. Marking both the occasions, Rakesh Ghai, Managing Director, Allarch India Pvt Ltd, assured continued support from Allarch team in their ventures. On the occasion of opening of the SAHAYOG Centre, he congratulated the entire team from Dow Corning and Allarch for their mutual trust and collaboration.
This facility, he added, will endorse their belief that putting their clients first is the best way to do business.
Dharmesh Shah, India Commercial Manager, Dow Corning, said that his company is very excited about the launch of Dow Corning’s second SAHAYOG Building Solutions Center in India, in collaboration with Allarch India Pvt. Ltd. Shah pointed out that this Center will help to expand their reach to stakeholders across the value chains in India. He further added that the company is committed to providing their customers with the best in class technical support and customer service. Now that Dow Corning Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, this would give them the opportunity for newer product offerings, increased geographic reach and expanded R&D power to bring innovations to their Indian customers faster. Shah appreciated the efforts of the Allarch team, whose expertise and experience within this industry helped them in setting up the SAHAYOG Centre.
Sonali Bedre, Director Operations Alumayer India Pvt Ltd, one of the most preferred façade contractors in India, who graced the occasion, said that Alumayer is very happy to be associated with this Centre and hopes to work closely with DC team to improve technical competence. “SAHAYOG Centre will help our company to interact and train our people at this facility to improve our internal skills and knowledge towards the silicone technology and it’s application,” added Bedre. Alumayer has wide spread experience in India and in various countries across the world specially in high rises and complex structures.
Dow Corning has been the preferred supplier of silicone sealants for them, since its inception in India and they continue to work with DC team for the current projects. Alumayer is presently executing two of the tallest facade buildings in Mumbai, i.e., The Trump Tower – an 80 storey building with Lodha Developers and ICC Tower with the Wadia Group. They are also executing the most iconic tallest residential towers in the world – the World Towers.
The SAHAYOG Centre will enable access to the company’s Project Management System, helping enhance the safety, quality and success of structural silicone glazing projects, as well as the Quality Bond™ program, a global knowledge-transfer program for project partners that offers training, inspections and quality management systems. In addition, the Center will provide a platform for the Centre for Construction Expertise, a Dow Corning-sponsored program, providing training tailored to the needs of India’s construction industry.