Asahi India Glass (AIS) is to commence production at its Taloja float glass plant.

The Taloja plant will add to AIS’s scale and flexibility in providing supplies to customers in the architectural and auto segments, which includes all leading automotive OEMS.

The company also has a fifth auto glass plant in Gujarat, India

The Taloja plant will have the capability to produce high-quality value-added glass for the architectural and automotive glass segments, with an installed capacity to manufacture 550 tonnes of glass per day.

Mr. Sanjay Labroo, MD & CEO, Asahi India Glass (AIS) said: “The Taloja plant will not only increase our capacity by approximately 60% but it will have the ability to make the highest grades of glass for the architectural market directly, and for value-added purposes such as mirroring, hard-coating, soft-coating and high-level processing.

"It will also have the capability to make the highest standards of automotive raw glass giving AIS 100% capability to make our own automotive glass.”

The formal inauguration of the Taloja Plant was held on 9th November and attended by Mr. Masahiro Takeda, Regional President – Asia Pacific, Building & Industrial Glass, Asahi Glass Co. (AGC), along with Mr. Sanjay Labroo, MD & CEO, Asahi India Glass Ltd (AIS), Mr. Sanjay Ganjoo COO, Architectural Glass, AIS, along with other senior management members.