Klöckner Pentaplast: Manufacturing Plant in India

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group announced plans to build a manufacturing plant in India in Aurangabad. Recognized as the world’s leading producer and preferred supplier of films for pharmaceutical, medical device, food, electronics, and general-purpose thermoform packaging, the company plans to invest in excess of USD 20 million in the first phase of its manufacturing facility that will produce films for pharmaceutical and food packaging, as well as specialty technical films. kp will furthermore install the first centre of excellence for pharmaceutical films in India at this location for all of Asia, to pursue process development, technology transfer from other kp excellence centers, best practice implementation, and special services to the pharma industry. Serving customers in India and across Middle Eastern geographies, the state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, with a capacity of 15k tons/p.a. at start-up, will be operational by early 2008 and is expected to generate employment for over 90 employees.
Present on the occasion, Joachim Kreuzburg, President & COO, Klöckner Pentaplast, Europe and Asia, said ‘We are committed to manufacturing excellence and delivering ‘best-inclass’ solutions to all our customers and the Aurangabad manufacturing facility in India is in line with this philosophy. Our customer focused approach and expertise in specialty films combined with emphasis on the high quality of our products, will enable us to offer consistent value to customers in the country, as well as across the Middle East. We are also committed to further investments in India.’

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