Maharashtra, India – Dow Polyurethanes has opened a new systems house in Lote Parshuram in the state’s Ratnagiri district.
It will make products for areas such as consumer durables, infrastructure and the automotive sector.
The systems house builds on the company’s investments in region. It follows the opening of its Dow India Technology Center in Navi Mumbai. The new Lote Parshuram site has production and technical capacities as well as an application development lab. The company said it hopes this will ‘help accelerate innovation and collaboration with customers in the region’.
The company said it now has over 20 sites for production, development and technical service across its Europe, Middle East, Asia and India region.
Jon Penrice, vice president Dow Polyurethanes, said: ‘We are strengthening our collaborative value chain approach. This we believe will accelerate both existing and new opportunities though customised and more sustainable solutions that are geared to local market needs.’
The Dow India Technology Center opened in Navi, Mumbai in April this year.
The site will employ over 70 people with skills in material science, process optimisation and intellectual property, among others.
It will serve around 5000 customers and will ‘champion application-development at various scales. This centre will increase efficiency and improve speed in development and testing of products in India, for India and the region,’ Dow said at the opening. The technical centre covers 70,000 sq ft (6500m2).