USG Boral Announces New Manufacturing Plant in India
Bangalore, 22 May 2017 – USG Boral, a global leader in building products technology, announced plans to build a new plasterboard plant in South India. The new plant will be operated by its India business unit, USG Boral Building Products India Pte Ltd, whose CEO & Managing Director is Koushik Sarkar.
The plantwill support USG Boral’s commitment in the region as the company looks for waysto better serve its customers in India. This location will allow for 30 millionm2 of plasterboard capacity in a standalone facility located inSouth India. The new facility will add to USG Boral’s India presence, where itcurrently operates two other facilities, a 9 million m2 plasterboard& metal plant in Khushkhera, near New Delhi, and a joint compound &putty plant, in the Chennai area.
Plans areunderway to break ground in the September quarter of 2017. The plant isexpected to be fully operational in 24 months. More than 100 people areexpected to be employed at full capacity.
Frederic deRougemont, CEO of USG Boral, said that its customers in India will benefit fromthe world-leading technology available to USG Boral, which will be used in theproducts built at the facility in South India.
“Thisfacility offers us the ability to significantly increase our operations inIndia and provide our customers in the region with the best plasterboardproducts.
“We arecommitted to delivering the highest quality and most technologically advancedbuilding solutions for walls and ceilings across Asia, Australasia and theMiddle East.
“Our Indiabusiness has experienced strong growth and this investment strongly positionsthe company to continue to supplying our customers in the South as demand forhigh quality, high strength plasterboard products grows in the medium andlonger-term,” said Mr. de Rougemont.
The SouthIndia plant is an investment by USG Boral, the joint venture of USG Corporationand Boral Limited. The company is a leading manufacturer and supplier of gypsumboard-based wall and ceiling lining systems, mineral fiber acoustical ceilingsystems, metal framing, joint compounds, high-performance panels andaccessories throughout Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.
USG BoralIndia is a leading plasterboard, metal, joint compound, putty and mineral fiberceiling products company, which has supplied the Indian market since 2008.