Navi Mumbai, November 9, 2017
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.
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 is equipped with the latest in glass manufacturing technology. At Taloja, Asahi 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 per day.
Speaking about the plant, Sanjay Labroo, MD and CEO, Asahi India Glass (AIS) said, “The Taloja Pant will not only increase our capacity by approximately 60 per cent 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 per cent capability to make our own automotive glass.”
Sanjay Ganjoo COO, Architectural Glass, AIS, added, “This initiative will further strengthen our competitiveness in both the architectural and automotive glass value chain, helping consolidate AIS’s position as India’s leading integrated glass company.”
The formal inauguration of the Taloja Plant will be held on 9th November and will be attended by Masahiro Takeda, Regional President – Asia Pacific, Building and Industrial Glass, Asahi Glass Co (AGC), Sanjay Labroo, and Sanjay Ganjoo along with other senior management members.