India: Industrial Gases Inox Air Products to Build Six New Air Separation Plants in India
Air Products announced that its joint venture in India, Inox, will build six new air separation units. The plants will serve the growing onsite and merchant liquid industrial gases market in India.
Mumbai/India — The six plants are scheduled to come onstream during the course of 2018 and 2019.
“The investment in this capacity will bring much needed product into the Indian market. As one of the fastest growing economies in the world, we continue to invest in these projects to ensure that we are in the best position to support the continued growth of the India Economy in general, and the manufacturing industry in particular. The positioning of this capacity in key industrial regions will enable us to serve our customers with market leading efficiency and reliability,” said Siddarth Jain, Director Inox-Air Products.
The plants will have a combined capacity of over 1,200 metric tonnes per day of liquid product and will serve a variety of regional markets and industry segments across India such as: iron and steel making, glass manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.
“We are very pleased to be able to announce these investments, totaling over $ 100 million. We are proud to be able to play our part in making “Make in India” a reality, as efficient and reliable supplies of industrial gases are a key enabler for manufacturing,” added Richard Boocock, President Air Products Industrial Gases, Middle East, India, Egypt and Turkey.
Head-quartered in Mumbai, Inox Air Products is Air Products' joint venture in India. The company has more than 35 operating locations and 1,200 employees throughout India.