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 & MD is Koushik Sarkar.
As per the press release, the plant will support USG Boral’s commitment in the region as the company looks for ways to better serve its customers in India. This location will allow for 30 million m2 of plasterboard capacity in a standalone facility located in South India. The new facility will add to USG Boral’s India presence, where it currently 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 are underway to break ground in the September quarter of 2017. The plant is expected to be fully operational in 24 months. More than 100 people are expected to be employed at full capacity.
Frederic de Rougemont, CEO of USG Boral, said “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. Our India business has experienced strong growth and this investment strongly positions the company to continue to supplying our customers in the South as demand for high quality, high strength plasterboard products grows in the medium and longer-term,” said de Rougemont.
The South India plant is an investment by USG Boral, the joint venture of USG Corporation and Boral Limited. The company is a leading manufacturer and supplier of 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.