May 2018 \ Business & Investment \ Business and Governance
Make in India—Phillips Carbon Black

Phillips Carbon Black Ltd, an RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group ...

  • Mr Sanjiv Goenka

Phillips Carbon Black Ltd, an RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group Company, is planning to invest Rs 900 crore to set up a green field plant in Chennai and also to expand its two existing facilities at Mundra and Palej in Gujarat, a company official has said. “The 50,000 tonne capacity expansion at Mundra made steady progress during the year and is expected to be complete by third quarter of FY19 (2018-19). The 30,000 tonne capacity expansion at Palej is also under execution and is expected to be completed by first quarter of FY20 (2019-20). Combined estimated investment is Rs 400 crore,” the statement said.

The carbon black maker also said it had started working on further expansion of capacity by setting up a green field plant of 150,000 tonnes per annum in Chennai and it is expected to be operational in September 2020. “Total investments for the greenfield project along with capacity expansions at existing plants would be to the tune of Rs 900 crore,” Group's Chairman Sanjiv Goenka told reporters in Kolkata.

The company, having four plants, currently has a total capacity of 4.7 lakh tonnes and the same is expected to be 7 lakh tonnes after these expansions. The company posted a 228 per cent growth in its standalone net profit to Rs 230 crore in the last fiscal on the back of demand growth in domestic and international markets. During the fourth quarter of the last fiscal, its net profit stood at Rs 74 crore. According to Mr Goenka, higher sales, increase in market shares, increased efficiency, higher focus on specialty black category and reduction in debt resulted in better performance.

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