Gurit says that it plans to invest more than CHF 20 million to produce composite components for the Indian wind energy industry.

The company reports that it is setting up a core material kitting facility in the north Indian Gujarat region which will go on line early 2021, while in 2022, Gurit will establish a large production site in the south Indian region of Tamil Nadu, including a tooling operation for blade molds and accessories, a core material extrusion operation for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) core material and a second kitting plant in one location.

‘With global wind turbine generator OEMs confirming their strong local and export order books in India, which combined represent almost 10% of annual global demand, Gurit is taking a major investment step to support our customers’ mission with localized manufacturing which will create proximity, supply flexibility and provide a much increased level of competitiveness,’ said Rudolf Hadorn, CEO of Gurit.

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