Aliaxis continues to expand its operations in India and has opened a new plant in Durgapur, in north-eastern India. The Durgapur area offers several logistical advantages: it is located along the national Delhi-Kolkata highway, which allows us to better serve customers in the entire eastern part of India, and facilitates faster transit times for deliveries and freight advantages. The new plant is already fully operational, manufacturing High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes.
“Our new Durgapur site will no doubt serve as a model for the future expansion of our operations in India,” says Rajeev Chawla, Ashirvad’s Chief Operating Officer. “Moreover, the plant is spread out over nine acres of land, which will facilitate our expansion opportunities.”
Green building and energy savings considerations went into the construction of the plant, which has implemented processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout the building’s lifecycle – from planning to design, construction, operations and maintenance. Utilities like chillers, air compressors and pumps are energy efficient, and streetlights are powered by solar panels.
The integration of Health & Safety has been a top priority in the new manufacturing facility from day one, including the well-being of employees. The site conducts regular shop floor safety meetings and provides safety awareness training to all employees among others.