Plant opening Birla Opus / GRASIM PAINT India

With a solemn ceremony, the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, announced the launch of "Birla Opus" on 22nd February 2024. The business is being set up by GRASIM Industries Ltd. and will offer a range of high-quality products in the decorative paints segment. Since NIEMANN is one of the main machine suppliers for the 6 new plants with the KREIS-DISSOLVER®s, Frank Niemann traveled to Panipat, India, especially for this event to attend the inauguration ceremony. After the official inauguration, a detailed tour of the company's state-of-the-art production facilities was conducted.

The launch of Birla Opus marks the company's entry into the fast-growing Indian decorative paint market. Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla proudly reported: "To put our launch in a global context: No paint company globally has ever launches in one shot – factories, operations, products and services at the scale that we are about to undertake. With an investment of Rs. 10,000 Crores [USD 1 billion], we are building grounds-up 6 state-of-the-art plants across India. This is 40% of the total existing industry capacity built over the last several decades.

For a total of six fully automated production plants with a total capacity of 1,332 MLPA (million liters per annum), NIEMANN was allowed to supply 36 units of KREIS-DISSOLVER® (ADV 2000/3000) for the plants in Panipat, Ludhiana, Cheyyar, Chamarajanagar, Mahad and Kharagpur.

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