Significant debottlenecking at Birla Carbon’s factories in Egypt and Italy before the end of Q3 2018; restarting a production line in Thailand by the end of Q4 2018; and installing of new production lines in India with a start date of Q4 2019 will enable it to raise its capacities considerably. In total, Birla Carbon will be adding 150kMT per annum of new capacity on line over the next 18 months. Furthermore, the company is prepared to expand at its newest plant in China by an additional 120kMT at the opportune time.
“Birla Carbon is committed to supporting our customers’ growing needs in all geographies,” CEO Dr. Santrupt Misra said. “Implementation of these projects are underway after a series of development initiatives were identified to meet market requirements. We have leveraged our latest technology to ensure the highest quality products and most reliable operations.”
COO John Loudermilk added: “The new capacities will enable us to serve a range of segments including production capability for high value, differentiated products in the tire, rubber goods, and specialty markets.”