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Saint-Gobain’s Third New Facility Worth ₹1,200 Crore Near Chennai
Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami inaugurated Saint- Gobain’s third plant next to its existing facility near Chennai. This new plant will cater the demands of both domestic and international customers.
“As one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, India is an important investment destination for Saint-Gobain. We see immense opportunities in India to utilise our expertise in sustainable building solutions to enhance human habitats and promote well-being in living spaces. Over the past two decades we have consistently invested in developing new markets, in building new worldclass manufacturing facilities, in technology and in human capital,” said Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Compagnie de Saint- Gobain France. About 95 per cent of its local sales are of products manufactured in eight Indian plants, said Anand Y Mahajan, Chairman, Saint-Gobain India.
“The World Glass Complex at Sripenimbudur is Saint Gobain’s largest investment in a single location. The third float glass plant will be the largest in India and is equipped to manufacture a wide range of complex products that cater to the needs of sustainable habitats and affordable luxury,” said B Santhanam, Managing Director, Saint-Gobain India. The third float glass plant will be the largest in India and is equipped to manufacture a wide range of complex products that cater to the needs of sustainable habitats and affordable luxury, Santhanam added.
Keeping in with the global trends, Saint-Gobain invested in a second magnetron coater facility that will enable World Glass Complex to have the capacity to manufacture 140 million sq ft of high-performance and energy efficient glass catering business across Africa, West Asia, ASEAN, Oceania region. The plant features several innovative processes that are being deployed for the first time in India and the Region – a modern plant with advanced robotic technology, 3.5 MW roof top solar power generation facility as well as 1.2 MW electrical power generation from the waste heat of the furnace meeting almost 100% of its electrical energy needs.