Orient Abrasives to Expand Manufacturing Plant
20 October 2010
Orient Abrasives, is to expand the capacity of its Probandar plant in the Indian region of Gujurat. The current installed capacity of the plant for Fused Aluminum Oxide Grains is 21,000 MT and for Calcined products is 74,250 MT. The Company is currently in the process of increasing the installed capacity of Fused Aluminum Grains to 36,000 MT. Currently the plant draws the majority of its power requirements from two furnace oil based captive generator sets. In light of the rising cost of furnace oil the management is setting up a lignite based power plant to meet its current and future power requirements.
Orient which has its headquarters in New Delhi opened the Porbandar plant in 1974. The plant was built with technical collaboration with Karborundum Bentueky, Czechoslovakia.