Calderys Inaugurates New Plant in India
Calderys recently inaugurated its third plant in India (its 19th worldwide) at Wankaner, Gujarat. The occasion was attended by Gilles Michel, Imerys chairman and CEO; Olivier Hautin, vice president of the energy solutions business group; John Maxwell, Calderys CEO; and other senior leaders of the company. For Calderys, Gujarat was reportedly a natural destination for investment, as India produces about 145,000 tons of refractory-grade bauxite, 65%of which is produced in Gujarat.
“The new plant of Calderys is a result of teamwork and an example of the Calderys India and Calderys global team coming together to share expertise and create this very modern plant,” said Maxwell. “This will serve the customers within India and also make export sales faster and better.”
The Wankaner Refractory Works was completed in nine months, and is reportedly a state-of-the-art monolithic refractories plant specially designed to cater to the growing demands of Calderys products in the Indian markets, as well as for exports because of its proximity to the western coasts. The plant will serve customers in steel, cement, power, aluminum, fertilizers and petrochemical industries. Features of the plant reportedly include world -class safety standards, export-grade packaging, a wide product portfolio, and best-in-class castable technology.
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