Stahl, the Ranipet, Chennai-based leather goods manufacturing firm is investing in excess of one million euro to support current double-digit growth to meet the burgeoning demand for its products, leather processing and finishing solutions, according to a Leathermag.com report.
According to the report, the company's manufacturing facilities at Ranipet and R&D and applications laboratory facilities near Chennai will both benefit from this investment. What is more, new facilities are expected to open during the first quarter of 2013. The new laboratories in Chennai will ensure that customers receive the high level of services that they require and can also receive on-site training.
The design of the new buildings and installations contributes to Stahl’s sustainability pledge and to making the most efficient use of resources, notes the report. The laboratories are partially cooled using natural air flow. Elsewhere, full use is made of solar power and wherever possible rainwater is collected and stored for future use. The most energy efficient materials have been selected for installation throughout the new building. Stahl is confident that the Indian leather industry is still showing upward swing and it further supports this growth by ensuring timely supply and service close to its customers, added the report.