Henkel Adhesive Technologies India Pvt Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of Henkel, a leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. The company has announced an investment of about 30 million Euro to set up India´s largest adhesives plant in Kurkumbh, near Pune. The new plant is expected to start production by early 2017.
Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, other dignitaries from the Maharashtra government along with Jeremy Hunter, President Henkel Group India, laid down foundation of the plant during a ground breaking ceremony scheduled on June 11, 2015, at Kurkumbh. The plant will cater to the various end user segments such as automotive, metal and industrial sectors.
Commenting on the plans, Jeremy Hunter said: ´The Kurkumbh plant is a very important milestone of Henkels journey in India. This plant will enable us to localise our product portfolio and reduce imports while bringing the best global technology to India. Considering the proximity of the plant to our customers, it will also help us to work closely with them in developing solutions. We are aiming to win a greater market share in India, which is one of the biggest emerging markets for us.´
The Kurkumbh plant is being built in a phases. The first phase would see the building of the state-of-the-art, multi-technology manufacturing facility with an operational area of about 20,000 square meter. The annual capacity of this plant is expected to be about 80,000 metric tonne of adhesives and surface treatments. The plant will be LEED certified by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and will follow the highest SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) standards.