USG Boral Announces New Manufacturing Plant in India

NEW DELHI, 22 May, 2017 – USG Boral, a global leader in building products technology, announced plans to build a new plasterboard plant in South India.

The plant will support USG Boral’s commitment in the region as the company looks for ways to better serve its customers in India. This location will allow for 30 million m2 of plasterboard capacity in a standalone facility located in South India. The new facility will add to USG Boral’s India presence, where it currently operates two other facilities, a 9 million m2 plasterboard & metal plant in Khushkhera, near New Delhi, and a joint compound & putty plant, in the Chennai area. 

Frederic de Rougemont, CEO of USG Boral, said that its customers in India will benefit from the world-leading technology available to USG Boral, which will be used in the products built at the facility in South India.

“This facility offers us the ability to significantly increase our operations in India and provide our customers in the region with the best plasterboard products. 

“We are committed to delivering the highest quality and most technologically advanced building solutions for walls and ceilings across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.

“Our India business has experienced strong growth and this investment strongly positions the company to continue to supplying our customers in the South as demand for high quality, high strength plasterboard products grows in the medium and longer-term,” said Mr. de Rougemont.

The South India plant is an investment by USG Boral, the joint venture of USG Corporation and Boral Limited. The company is a leading manufacturer and supplier of gypsum board-based wall and ceiling lining systems, mineral fiber acoustical ceiling systems, metal framing, joint compounds, high-performance panels and accessories throughout Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.

About USG Boral

Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, USG Boral Building Products was founded in 2014 as a joint venture between USG Corporation and Boral Limited. A leading manufacturer and supplier of plasterboards, USG Boral produces plasterboard, ceiling tile and suspension systems, metal framing, jointing compounds, and industrial plasters across Asia, Australia and the Middle East. USG Boral has approximately 3,500 employees, 23 manufacturing plants and 3 gypsum mines across Australia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Oman and Saudi Arabia. The company main brand names include USG Boral, Sheetrock®, Elephant, Jayaboard®, Durock® and Donn DX® – the world’s most widely specified and installed ceiling suspension system.

About USG Boral in India

USG Boral started operations in India in October 2013 following the joint venture announced at the corporate level. It operates across the India subcontinent, including Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. With four regional markets, USG Boral has established business footprint both in the North and South, and are well-positioned to supply growth in India from manufacturing facilities at Khushkhera Alwar and Rajasthan, alongside facilities in USG Boral Oman for the west coast, and USG Boral Vietnam and USG Boral Thailand for the east coast. It also has a fully automated all-purpose joint compound and wall putty manufacturing facility at Solavram, Chennai.