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Balmer Lawrie Inaugurates Its New Steel Drum Plant At Vadodara

Steel News - Published on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

Image Source: The Economic Times
ET reported that Balmer Lawrie has inaugurated its new Industrial Packaging plant for steel drum manufacturing at Vadodara in Gujarat. The company, which is India’s largest 21OL MS Drum manufacturer with a pan-India market share of around 34%, commissioned the new plant with the objective of catering to the large chemical industry in Gujarat The new plant is spread over an area of around 13700 sqm and has modern machinery technical capability and trained manpower to successfully produce high quality drums for its customers including MNCs. The plant has the capability to produce a wide variety of MS drums. It has a semi auto steel drum manufacturing facility, facilities to produce plain drums as well as value added drums, online two coat epoxy coated drum manufacturing line, telescopic drum loading conveyor for automatic drum loading, tall drum manufacturing etc.

With a strong local presence, Balmer Lawrie hopes to enhance its position as a market leader in the western region of the country and especially in Gujarat, where the MS Drum market is the fastest growing in India. The Gujarat MS Drum (21OL) market has been growing at a significant pace during the last few years at a CAGR of over 21%. In contrast, the market across the country for MS drums has grown at a CAGR of only 6%.

While the primary focus is on 210L MS drums, the plant can produce taller drums with 235L capacity as well. The product range will also comprise of Plain Drums, Internally Coated (Lacquer) Drums and Composite Drums. Over the period, Necked-ln Drums and Galvanized Drums would also be produced from this plant. A zero liquid discharge unit, the capacity of the plant is around 9-10 lakh drums per year. Initially, the plant is expected to produce around 50,000 drums per month which will be gradually be scaled up

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 11 Jun 2019
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