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Asahi India Glass to start commercial production at Taloja Float Glass Plant

The Taloja Plant will have the capability to produce high quality value added glass for both, the architectural and automotive glass segments, with an installed capacity to manufacture 550 tonnes of glass per day.

The country’s integrated glass company Asahi India Glass (AIS) is all set to commence production at its Taloja plant. This move will further strengthen the position of the company.

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 automot ive 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 a utomotive glass segments, with an installed capacity to manufact ure 550 tonnes of glass per day .

Speaking about the plant, Sanjay Labroo, MD & CEO, AIS, said: “ The Taloja Plant will not only increase our capacity by approx. 60 per cent, but it will hav e 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, adds, “ 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 Thursday and will be attended by Masahiro Takeda, Regional President – Asia Pacifi c, Building & Industrial Glass, Asahi Glass Co. (AGC), along with Sanjay Labroo, MD & CEO, Asahi India Glass (AIS); Sanjay Ganjoo COO, Architectural Glass, AIS, along with other senior management members.

13.11.2017, Asahi India Glass

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