WACKER has started its activities in India in the 1990s. Today WACKER is regional market leader in silicones for personal care and hair care, silicones for power transmission and distribution, and dispersible polymer powders for the construction industry.
Local expertise close to you
Our corporate and sales office are based in Mumbai. The Silicones division is represented by Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture with Metroark Pvt. Ltd. which is a fully consolidated 51% Wacker subsidiary with a registered office and manufacturing unit near Kolkata in West Bengal and branch offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and a liaison office in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Quality produced in India
In 1999, the site in Kolkata began production of different silicone products, primarily for the textile and personal care industry, with today’s production capacity exceeding 20,000 metric tons every year. The facility also houses a state of the art Competence Centre for fabric, garment and personal care application. The plant is certified by International agencies for Environment Management Systems and Quality Management Systems by means of ISO 14001 and 9001 certifications; as part of a German conglomerate, is bound by strict EHSS norms. WACKER and Metroark started the Joint Venture in 1999 when the existing entity Wacker Metroark Chemicals was born with the plant site near Kolkata. In 2011 a plant for the manufacture of ready-to-use silicone elastomers was added. The plant is designed for an annual production volume of several thousand metric tons and can be expanded in stages as demand requires.
Technical services and knowledge transfer
As your partner we offer intensive technical service through our Technical Centers and Laboratories in Kolkata and Mumbai. At the WACKER ACADEMY in Mumbai you have the opportunity to profit from our long and worldwide experience through specific trainings.