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Calderys inaugurates new plant in India, Oct 02, 2015


Calderys inaugurates new plant in India

Calderys inaugurated its third plant in India at Wankaner, Gujarat, today. It is the 19th plant for Calderys world-wide. The occasion was attended by Imerys Chairman and CEO, Gilles Michel, VP-Energy Solutions Business Group, Olivier Hautin, Calderys CEO, John Maxwell and other senior leaders of the company.

For Calderys, Gujarat was a natural destination for investment, as India produces about 145,000 tons of refractory-grade bauxite, thereof 65% in Gujarat.

This modern plant was completed from scratch in nine months and the incredible commitment of the Calderys team was much appreciated. Speaking at the Award and Recognition section of the ceremony, CEO Calderys, John Maxwell commented: The new plant of Calderys is a result of teamwork and an example of the Calderys India and Calderys global team coming together to share expertise and create this very modern plant.  This will serve the customers within India and also make Export sales faster and better.

The Wankaner Refractory Works is a state-of-the-art monolithic refractory plant specially designed to cater to the growing demands of Calderys products in the Indian markets as well as for exports.  Its proximity to the Western coasts in India makes it an ideal choice for exports. The plant will serve customers in Steel, Cement, Power, Aluminium, Fertilizers and Petrochemical Industries. Some of the unique features of the plant are:
* World – Class Safety standards
* Export – Grade packaging
* Wide product portfolio
* Best-in-class Castable technology

Earlier this year Calderys launched its motto – TOGETHER FOR MORE. Calderys is committed to serving its customers and the third plant for Calderys India is a step towards this endeavour. “This motto expresses our purpose of delivering incremental value through continuous improvement. It also emphasizes our commitment to winning together with our customers” explains John Maxwell, CEO, Calderys.



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