Stahl is investing in a €1 million expansion in India to support current double digit growth to meet the increasing demand for its products and leather processing and finishing solutions. Production facilities at Ranipet and R&D and applications laboratory facilities in Chennai will both benefit from this investment. The new facilities are expected to open during the first quarter of 2013. The design of the new buildings and installations contributes to Stahl's sustainability pledge and to making the most efficient use of resources. The laboratories are partially cooled using natural air flow. Elsewhere, full use is made of solar power and wherever possible rainwater is collected and stored for future use. The most energy efficient materials have been selected for installation throughout the new building.