Aarti Industries to set up new R&D facility

Aarti Industries Ltd (AIL) has announced that the Board of Directors of the Company has approved an investment of Rs. 75 crore to set up a world class R&D, scale-up and innovation complex at Jhagadia, Gujarat spread over 50,000 sq. ft. and equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment and analytical tools.

The new complex would comprise an R&D centre, a scale-up facility
consisting of a kilo-lab and a pilot plant, an innovation center, dedicated labs for process safety, effluent treatment, etc. It will house over 150 scientists and engineers responsible for researching and developing breakthrough innovations, as well as for commercial scale up of various Speciality Chemicals.

The complex will more than double AIL’s R&D capabilities and focus on development of newer and niche value-added products and process chemistries, improving product quality and process yields of existing products, forward integration for downstream products etc, with thrust on environment friendly processes.

Rajendra Gogri, Chairman & MD, Aarti Industries said, “The setting
up of this R&D Centre will enable us to enhance and expand our capabilities to develop high-end value added products and chemistries with niche market opportunities.”

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