The Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru. M.K.Stalin, inaugurated – 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.
Mr. Benoit Bazin, Chief Executive Officer, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, said “We began our greenfield investments in the country close to two and a half decades ago. We are very positive about our economic, business and social results. As a Group, we are committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 in line with our purpose of “Making the World a Better Home”. We provide solutions that combine performance and sustainability for hot and humid climates. We will continue to innovate by developing products and solutions that are lighter, recyclable and produced using “low-carbon” materials and processes. Our experience in India has been extremely good; we have sustained high growth rates for a long period and have leadership positions in building materials (Glass & Glass Solutions, Gypsum, Mortars, Insulation and Construction Chemicals). We are today, the No.1 company in Light & Sustainable Construction in India. We strongly believe in India’s future and have consistently invested ahead of time in Capacity, Capability, Technology, Innovation and People. I am glad that with today’s investments, the World Glass Complex continues to be a shining example of the faith that we have in India and in the state of Tamil Nadu”.
Mr. B Santhanam, CEO, Saint-Gobain Asia Pacific & India Region said – “Tamil Nadu is the most urbanized state in India today, focusing on Housing, Construction & Infrastructure. This opens up huge opportunities for us as we are a leader in Light & Sustainable Construction and are well-placed to provide building solutions that combine performance and sustainability. With investments close to INR 4700 Crs in Tamil Nadu across 15 plants in four locations, consistently exceeding the MOU investment commitments made to Tamil Nadu Government, we are wellpoised to support the Government’s growth ambition.”