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India’s Consul General visits Baerlocher’s German headquarters

Baerlocher was very much honoured by the visit of the Consul General of India, Sugandh Rajaram, at its headquarters in Unterschleissheim, Germany. “The Consul General Rajaram’s visit was a unique opportunity to exchange thoughts about the current and future investment climate in India,” said Baerlocher CEO Arne Schulle. Arne Schulle underlined Baerlocher’s commitment to the Indian market and stressed that a plant extension was being realized, as well as its intention to support the Indian market with sustainable solutions in the field of PVC additives. These measures should support not only local customers, but as well align very much with the various Indian investment initiatives such as the “smart cities mission”. This mission is pushed forward with great emphasis – as on 10 May 2019, more than 5,000 projects worth over 28,2 billion US$ are at different stages of implementation in the 100 cities that take part in this program. One of them is the city of Indore which is close to the Baerlocher India production site in Dewas. In particular, the Consul General highlighted the Indian government’s ongoing efforts to further increase clarity and transparency for foreign investors. Furthermore, the initiatives to broaden the base for local talents were discussed in detail. Baerlocher started its operations in India in 2000 with the acquisition of a running polymer additive unit of National Peroxide Limited in Dewas in Madhya Pradesh. Twenty years and several expansions later, the production capacity has increased from 4,000 MTPA to the present level of 17,000 MTPA. Baerlocher India has been growing continually over the years by earning the customers’ confidence in its products and services. Baerlocher offers a diverse product range for all PVC as well as CPVC applications, producing various intermediates and lead-based and calcium-based solid one-pack PVC stabilizers, as well as a wide range of liquid stabilizers. Baerlocher is a leading supplier of PVC additives in India. Earlier this year, Baerlocher announced a 30 million US$ investment in its Indian subsidiary, which will double the existing capacity in the future. As India’s largest PVC stabilizer producer with more than a 30 % market share, Baerlocher is demonstrating its commitment to the country’s buoyant plastics industry.