OF OVER INR 500 CRS
(1) Float Glass Plant (2) Integrated Windows Line
(3) Saint-Gobain – SIPCOT Urban Forest
TO BOOST TAMIL NADU GOVERNMENT’S VISION OF $1 TRILLION ECONOMY, HOUSING AND GREEN TAMIL NADU MISSION.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu: 8The Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru. M.K.Stalin, inaugurated today – Float Glass Plant, an Integrated Windows Line and Saint-Gobain – SIPCOT Urban Forest at Saint-Gobain’s World Glass Complex at Sriperumbudur, in the presence of Mr.Benoit Bazin, CEO of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain and Mr.B.Santhanam, CEO, Asia Pacific & India Region, Saint-Gobain.
Having invested in Tamil Nadu for over 2 decades, Saint-Gobain is giving a thrust to the Tamil Nadu Government’s Vision of $1 Tn Economy, Housing and Green Tamil Nadu Mission.
Set up with an investment in excess of INR 500 Crs, these facilities will provide employment to over 200 people and take the cumulative investment in the World Glass Complex to more than INR 3750 Crs. Globally, the World Glass Complex at Sriperumbudur, continues to be the group’s single largest investment destination.
Investments at World Glass Complex, Sriperumbudur
Float Glass Plant
The then Honourable Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi laid the foundation stone of the first Float Glass Plant in January 1998 and inaugurated it in September 2000, catalyzing the growth of the Saint-Gobain group in India. Today, the plant has an expanded production capacity of 130% with a revolutionary design that will result in reducing the unit energy consumption by 20%. This Float Glass Plant Showcases Capacity, Capability, Technology and state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 features. Reflecting the group’s vision of being the reference for Light and Sustainable Construction, this plant will meet the emerging needs of Architectural, Automotive (including Electric Vehicles) and Solar applications, furthering the $1 Tn economy vision laid out by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru. M. K. Stalin.
Fully Integrated Windows Line
The Integrated Windows Line at the World Glass Complex is the World’s first and Asia’s largest fully integrated facility. Spread over 10,000 sqm, it will have an annual production capability of 100,000 windows by the end of 2022. The fully digitized and completely automated plant is backed by best-in-class innovation, research and testing to deliver the largest portfolio of UPVC Window products focusing on the evolving needs of Acoustics, Solar/Thermal Comfort and Security. This integrated windows line is well-aligned with Tamil Nadu Government’s thrust on Housing.
Saint-Gobain – SIPCOT Urban Forest
Reiterating Saint-Gobain’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 and preserving the natural resources, the creation of Saint-Gobain – SIPCOT Urban Forest at Sriperumbudur demonstrates the Group’s commitment to bio-diversity. Urban forests play an important role in the ecology of human habitats in many ways; providing cleaner air, conserving water table, recharging soil and providing shelter to fauna.
Close to 60,000 trees spanning over 40 resilient native species have been planted over an area of 300,000 sqft at this urban forest. Ably supported by SIPCOT, this unique initiative will give rise to more such public-private partnerships. With this Urban Forest, Saint-Gobain is committed to the Tamil Nadu Government’s “Green Tamil Nadu Mission” to increase the state’s green cover to 33%.