Bisazza to boost capacity at India plant

Italian glass mosaic company Bisazza is planning to increase capacity of its plant in Kadi, near Ahmedabad, to 1 million square metres from the existing 400,000 square metres, in response to a boom in…

Italian glass mosaic company Bisazza is planning to increase capacity of its plant in Kadi, near Ahmedabad, to 1 million square metres from the existing 400,000 square metres, in response to a boom in demand in the domestic as well as foreign markets. “By July we will be adding a capacity of 600,000 square metres per annum to our existing capacity of 400,000 square metres,” Mr Valerio De Cao, Director, Export Sales for Bisazza S.p.A said. The capacity increase would require an investment of INR 100 million, which would be met through a mix of internal resources and funding from the parent company. Bisazza has operations in China, the US, Spain, France, the UK, Germany, Russia, Australia and Korea amongst others, with major manufacturing facilities located in Italy and India. In India, it operates through 100% subsidiary Bisazza India Pvt Ltd. About 40% of the total production in India plant is used for the domestic market and the remainder is exported to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Nepal “The glass mosaic that we produce are used in bathrooms, kitchens, and swimming pools. The Indian market is expanding well, and last year, we witnessed a growth of 40%. For this year, we are targeting a growth of 60%. With the enhanced production capacity, we will target export markets such as the Europe, the US and Australia. We are also trying to get into Pakistan, Burma and Far East,” Mr Jayanthi S. Ramlal, General Manager, Bisazza India, said.