At Jhagadia, Gujarat state, its second largest production site in India after its site in Nagda, Madhya Pradesh state, LANXESS has invested over EUR 70 million and created roughly 300 new jobs.
The Semi-Crystalline Products business unit started production at the site’s new plant for high-tech plastics used by the automotive industry, including leading car manufacturers Tata Motors, Volkswagen, and Ford.
The Material Protection Products business unit inaugurated a plant for biocides used in the construction industry. LANXESS subsidiary Rhein Chemie also started up a plant for release agents and additives used in the manufacturing of tires and rubber products. Both plants were relocated from a former site in Madurai, Tamil Nadu state, during the course of last year.
The site already includes a facility for ion exchange resins, used in water purification, and a rubber chemicals plant serving the tire and rubber processing industries. Both started up production in 2010.
Image: From left to right: Dr. Jörg Strassburger, Country Representative of LANXESS India; Dr. Michael Zobel, Head of Business Unit SCP; Dr. Leopold-Theodor Heldman, General Konsul of Germany in India; Dr. Werner Breuers, Member of the LANXESS Board of Management and Dr. Dattaprasad Talekar, Plantmanager of Jhagadia. ©: LANXESS
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