USG Boral recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new manufacturing plant at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The new plant will be operated by its India business unit, USG Boral Building Products India Pte Ltd. It is expected to be fully operational in 18 months, and more than 100 people are expected to be employed at full capacity. The building products technology company is investing $39 million in the new facility.
The plant will support USG Boral’s commitment in the region as the company looks for ways to better serve its customers. This location will allow for 30 million square meters of plasterboard capacity in a standalone facility located in Sri City. The new facility will add to USG Boral’s presence in India, where it currently operates two other facilities, a 9 million square meter plasterboard and metal plant in Khushkhera, near New Delhi, and a joint compound and putty plant, in the Chennai area.
USG Boral’s customers in India will benefit from the company’s world-leading technology, which will be used in the products built at the facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, according to Frederic de Rougemont, CEO of USG Boral.
“This facility offers us the ability to significantly increase our operations in India and provide our customers in the region with the best plasterboard products,” he said. “We are committed to delivering the highest quality and most technologically advanced building solutions for walls and ceilings across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.”
“Our India business has experienced strong growth and this investment further positions the company to continue supplying our customers in the South as demand for high quality, high strength plasterboard products grows in the medium and longer-term,” said Dan Casey, Senior Vice President, Asia and Middle East, USG Boral.
The Sri City plant is an investment by USG Boral, the joint venture of USG Corporation and Boral Limited. The company manufactures and supplies gypsum board-based wall and ceiling lining systems, mineral fiber acoustical ceiling systems, metal framing, joint compounds, high-performance panels and accessories throughout Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.