Sweden-based Alleima has inaugurated its new hydraulic and instrumentation tubing facility at its Mehsana Mill in Gujarat, West India. The new facility is a part of Alleima’s investment growth initiative started in 2017, and is expected to expand the hydraulic and instrumentation tube capacity to meet the growing market for infrastructure around natural gas. This move will also enable the transition towards cleaner alternative fuels and meet the increased demand from growth in the chemical and petrochemical segment in India.
Advanced stainless steels manufacturer Alleima has recently inaugurated a new hydraulic and instrumentation tubing factory at its Mehsana Mill in Gujarat, West India. Alleima’s first indian operation was in 1983 in Pune. The first phase of the growth initiative first started in 2017. It was completed in 2020 when Alleima added a new cold finishing tube manufacturing line mainly for heat exchanger tubing and other demanding industrial applications. This time, the investment has been divided into two parts, a new hydraulic and instrumentation tubing factory and a heat exchanger (HX) cold finish tube capacity. Today, India is one of Alleima’s key geographical areas. The Mehsana manufacturing facility, which has now expanded and modernized, has increased production and availability of high quality seamless stainless steel and high alloy tubes to strengthen service in the region.
According to Alleima’s President and CEO Mr. Göran Björkman, the new hydraulic and instrumentation tubing manufacturing facility will enable them to serve customers locally with premium products in India. He shared, “The investment aims to capture growth opportunities in the Chemical and Petrochemical segment. There is also a change towards increased natural gas in the energy mix and a shift towards alternative clean fuels, which present further growth opportunities. The Mehsana Mill is an important facility in our journey towards strengthening our footprint in Asia.”
“The new factory will expand the Hydraulic and Instrumentation Tube capacity to meet the growing market for infrastructure around natural gas. This move will also enable the transition towards cleaner alternative fuels and meet the increased demand from growth in the Chemical and Petrochemical segment in India.”, says Mr. Sharath Satish, President, Business Unit Tube APAC, Alleima.
In 1983, Alleima established its first operation in Pune, India. “As part of our strategy to invest capacity and capability in growth markets, says Göran Björkman, President and CEO at Alleima.
“For the past few years, we have been focusing on boosting capacity, adding new products, and constantly improving our capabilities to meet the highest global quality standards and customer specifications.