In a move aimed at further
strengthening the position of Asahi India Glass (AIS) as India’s leading
value-added and integrated glass company, AIS is all set to commence production
at the company’s Taloja plant.
The formal inauguration of the
Taloja Plant was attended by Masahiro Takeda, Regional President – Asia
Pacific, Building & Industrial Glass, Asahi Glass Co. (AGC), along with
Sanjay Labroo, MD & CEO, Asahi India Glass Ltd (AIS), Sanjay Ganjoo COO,
Architectural Glass, AIS, along with other senior management members.
Along with the company’s fifth
auto glass plant in Gujarat, the AIS Taloja plant will further add to the scale
and flexibility of AIS in providing seamless supplies to customers in the
architectural and auto segments, which includes all leading automotive OEMS.
Very extensive and highly
modernised new float glass plant equipped with the latest in glass
manufacturing technology, the Taloja Plant will have the capability to produce
high-quality value-added glass for both, the architectural and the automotive
glass segments, with an installed capacity to manufacture 550 tonnes of glass
Sanjay Labroosaid, “The Taloja
Pant will not only increase our capacity by approx. 60% but it will have the
ability to make the highest grades of glass for the architectural market
directly, and for value-added purposes like mirroring, hard-coating,
soft-coating and high-level processing. Most importantly, it will have the
capability to make the highest standards of automotive raw glass giving AIS 100%
capability to make our own automotive glass.”
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