Five years after setting up its production site in Vadodara, India, Röchling Engineering Plastics (India) Pvt. Ltd. has now expanded the location with the addition of a new 5,000-square-metre manufacturing plant.
Inaugurated 7 March, the €2.5m new facility is equipped with Röchling's latest extrusion line to produce the parent company's Polystone P (Polypropylene), in sheets form with a width of up to 2,500 mm, the company announced 11 March.
Röchling already produces Polystone M (PE-UHMW), Sustarin C (POM - polyacetal) sheets, rods and profiles for various industrial sectors at the Vadodara, Gujarat location.
“The new calendaring lines provide exceptionally high dimensional tolerances and smooth surfaces typically required for equipment building in the chemical processing industry,” Röchling said.
The materials can be used in applications such as chemical tank and plant construction, water treatment, as well as laboratory equipment.
"The expansion is a commitment to the long-term engagement of Röchling for the Indian market. We have great confidence in future growth,” said Franz Lübbers, CEO of Röchling Industrial.
In view of the strong demand, Lübbers said the company was planning to invest another €5m in further product lines in India in the near future.
Röchling made its foray into the Indian market in 1998 with the establishment of a sales office in Mumbai. In 2007, the German company set up a CNC machining centre in Vasai, western India, supplying tailor-made composite components, and engineering plastics components for industries.
The company currently has sales offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Chennai.