Berger builds paint plant in Jammu & Kashmir

Source: ICIS News

2007/04/26

NEW DELHI (ICIS news)--Berger Paints India Limited (BPIL) announced on Thursday that it had commissioned a 9,000 tonne/year power coatings and alkyd resins unit at Samba in Jammu & Kashmir state.

An Indian government official separately told ICIS news that the company had also been granted environmental approval in November 2006 to double the unit’s capacity to 18,000 tonnes/year at a cost of Indian rupees (Rs) 208.8m ($5.15m).

He said the company recently filed an application for environmental approval to set up another greenfield integrated paints plant at Rewari in Haryana state.

The proposed plant would cater to the requirements of the booming automobile industry in Haryana and elsewhere in the country.

BPIL is completely independent of the global Berger group of companies controlled by Asian Paints. BPIL has plants at six sites across the country.

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