SCHOTT boosts Make in India, inaugurates new glass tank facility in Gujarat

  • | Friday | 29th November, 2019

SCHOTT, a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glassceramics. The India plant functions as a production hub for SCHOTT pharmaceutical tubing in Asia and as a part of Make in India movement, they produced the branded FIOLAX pharmaceutical tubing.

SCHOTT, a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glassceramics. The India plant functions as a production hub for SCHOTT pharmaceutical tubing in Asia and as a part of Make in India movement, they produced the branded FIOLAX pharmaceutical tubing. FIOLAX glass exists since 1911 and provides an unprecedented quality standard in the industry.

The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions.

On November 28, 2019, SCHOTT AG inaugrated its new glass tank facility in Jambusar, Gujarat. This was followed by an investment of €21 million last year to increase its capacity by an additional 50%, owing to the rising demand in India as well as globally.

They began the construction of its first new facility last year on the occasion of completing two decades of operations in India. The facility finished construction within a record time of one year, enabling employment of another 100 skilled local workforce. The new set-up brings together SCHOTT’s state-of-the-art technology and Indian ingenuity together to produce pharmaceutical packaging and tubing equipment in line with ‘Industry 4.0’ standards.

Talking about SCHOTT Glass India’s future plans, Managing Director, Georg Sparschuh shared, “While domestic market remains our key focus, our India plant also caters to the Asian market, thereby contributing to pharmaceutical industry exports and the Indian government’s vision of becoming a global pharmaceutical hub."

They have been present in the pharmaceutical packaging space of India since 1998 and since the last 20 years, the Germans have been committed towards the growing demand of quality pharma packaging material in the country.

SCHOTT’s success story runs parallel to India’s phenomenal performance in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Rankings, where India jumped 14 places this year to be ranked 63rd out of 190 countries.

“We are among the benefactors of the efforts made by the Government of India in creating an environment conducive for international businesses to invest and set up manufacturing facilities. We plan to continue investing in India as a part of Make in India, as we believe there is great potential in our Indian facilities becoming the hub for providing pharmaceutical equipment for global pharmaceutical supply chains as well. SCHOTT is also collaborating with Indian universities and training institutes to focus on skilling, preparing trainees to match the demands of future industry 4.0 requirements,” said Dr Patrick Markschläger, Executive VP, SCHOTT AG, Business Unit Tubing.

Dignitaries from the German Consulate, Mumbai, key partners and industry associations such as the CII also graced the inauguration of the new facility.

Each of the new production facilities with a combined investment of €47 million, will double the capacity of SCHOTT Glass India’s manufacturing plant, allowing the group to produce its highly specialised FIOLAX tubing material for both domestic and export demands.


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