Saint-Gobain to invest Rs 1k cr for expansion

In a bid to meet the growing demand, French glass manufacturing major Saint-Gobain is expanding its complex in Tamil Nadu with an additional investment of Rs 1,000 crore over the next two years, taking the cumulative investment in Sriperumbudur near Chennai to over Rs 3,000 crore.

This investment will add significant manufacturing capacity and capabilities to the complex, which includes a float-glass plant and a new magnetron coater plant.
Accordingly, the third float-glass plant on this site, which will be the largest in India and the region, will be equipped to manufacture a wide range of complex products that cater to the needs of a sustainable habitat and affordable luxury. It will be an automated, energy-efficient, scalable and flexible, state-of-the-art integrated glass facility.

The plant will feature several innovative processes that are being deployed for the first time in India, and the region. In line with Saint-Gobain’s commitment to sustainable development, the facility will incorporate several innovations contributing to sustainability and will be a benchmark for green manufacturing practices.

Keeping in mind the global trends, Saint-Gobain will be investing in a second magnetron coater facility.  With this, the complex will have the capacity to manufacture 144 million sq ft of high-performance, high-selective, energy-efficient glass, catering to Africa, Middle East, ASEAN, and Oceania markets.

It will accelerate Saint-Gobain’s vision to develop the World Glass Complex at Sriperumbudur as a regional resource to cater to the needs of international clients.

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