Wieneberger AG, a worldwide participant within the development sector, is investing ₹30 crore in its Kunigal manufacturing facility. The announcement was made on Tuesday (December 3) on the eve of its 200th anniversary.
The Vienna-based MNC is the biggest producer of bricks (Porotherm, see photograph) and the market chief in clay roof tiles in Europe in addition to concrete pavers in Central and Japanese Europe. The primary porotherm (perforated clay bricks) manufacturing unit in Kunigal went into operation in 2009. The totally automated unit manufactures 450 tonnes of bricks per day which quantity to 70,000 bricks a day. Since every of the Porotherm brick equals in measurement 9 standard-sized bricks (produced in standard Indian kilns), quantity sensible the every day manufacturing quantities to round six lakh bricks.
Christof Domenig, CEO, Wienerberger Constructing Options, informed newsmen visiting the unit that the brand new funding will allow the corporate to help its enlargement plans together with upgradation of kit within the manufacturing facility, switching over to pure gasoline as a gas and launch of recent constructing options that may facilitate quicker development with lesser useful resource consumption.
The Kunigal unituses robots for pick-and-place operations and the complete course of from feeding of uncooked materials until the rolling out of fired bricks (for stacking) requires round 18 hours. Plant Supervisor D.J. Jagadeesha knowledgeable the newsmen that of the 30,000 models of energy consumed on the unit every day, 95 per cent comes from photo voltaic vitality.
Wienerberger AG was arrange in Vienna in 1819 and launched its operation in India in 2009. Throughout 2018, the corporate equipped materials for 180,000 homes, overlaying 290,000 roofs, laying 745,000 km pipes and paving 17 million sq. metre of surfaces the world over.
Based on Monnanda Appaiah, Managing Director, Wienerberger India, the recent funding is anticipated to allow the unit to additional reduce down the CO2 emission by 40% even whereas enhancing the capability by 25%. He mentioned the unit sources the clay from 20 lifeless water our bodies from the encompassing areas, thereby recharging them via desilting. The unit makes use of pure components comparable to granite waste, noticed mud, rice husk and coal ash as inputs, thereby incorporating sustainable practices in manufacturing.
Mr. Appaiah mentioned the corporate additionally provides Dryfix System, a specifically formulated adhesive for bonding the bricks, thereby changing sand and water. The system accelerates velocity of development because it requires no curing.
He mentioned Porotherm bricks produced on the manufacturing facility weigh 60% lower than the traditional walling materials, present thermal and sound insulation and every brick carries the date of producing and meets all specs for structural energy below the Nationwide Constructing Code.