Ashland JV opens manufacturing packaging plant in Mumbai, India

Ashland JV opens manufacturing and packaging plant in Mumbai, India

6:57 AM, 11th May 2013
Ashland JV opens manufacturing and packaging plant in Mumbai, India

PUNE, INDIA: Valvoline Cummins Limited, a joint venture between Ashland Inc and Cummins India Limited, recently announced the opening of a new manufacturing and packaging plant in the Ambernath Industrial Area, near Mumbai. The new facility will produce Valvoline automotive lubricants for the consumer, industrial and heavy-duty markets.

Built on 10 acre, the new $30 million plant expands the Valvoline brand’s in-house production capabilities. It will also assist in the brand’s ability to deliver fast, localized technical services to customers in India, South Asia and other nearby countries. Initial production capacity of the plant is 120 million litre per year with future capacity of 150 million litre. “Western India is a manufacturing hub that has the largest consumption of industrial lubricants among all regions,” said Sam Mitchell, President, Ashland Consumer Markets.

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