Saint-Gobain is to Increase Its Flat Glass Production Capacity in India

Jan 13, 2016, 01:47 ET from Saint-Gobain

PARIS, January 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

 

Saint-Gobain is to invest around €135 million over the next two years to develop production capacity at its glass facility near Chennai, India's largest such facility.

A third flat glass production facility (the Group's fifth float in India) and a second coater for the construction market will be built on this site. The plant will produce premium high-performance, energy efficient glass using leading-edge technologies which contribute to the environment protection.

This initiative bolsters Saint-Gobain's position in flat glass as leader of the fast-growing Indian market, and is in line with the Group's strategy to increase the share of its industrial assets located outside Western Europe.

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