India’s Borosil to purchase photo voltaic glass maker Interfloat Group

April 26 (Renewables Now) – India-based Borosil Renewables Ltd (BSE:BORORENEW) has agreed to amass Interfloat Group, Europe’s largest producer of photo voltaic glass, in a money and inventory deal that can enhance its photo voltaic glass output considerably.

Interfloat Group consists of Germany-based GMB Glasmanufaktur Brandenburg GmbH, which operates a photo voltaic glass plant with a manufacturing capability of 300 tonnes per day, and Interfloat Corp, based mostly in Liechtenstein. In 2021, the group generated income of about EUR 60 million (USD 65.32m).

GMB shall be acquired for a money consideration of EUR 24.91 million and a further quantity relying on the goal enterprise’s efficiency, in response to a inventory market submitting from Monday.

For Interfloat Corp, Borosil pays EUR 5.09 million in money, EUR 22.5 million in inventory and a further quantity relying on Interfloat’s outcomes.

The acquisition will elevate Borosil’s photo voltaic glass output to 750 tonnes per day from the present 450 tonnes per day. The Indian producer goals to achieve 1,550 tonnes per day by the top of 2023/24 and a couple of,100 tonnes per day by the top of 2024/25.

As a part of its progress technique, Borosil is planning to extend the capability at GMB’s Tschernitz plant close to Berlin to 500 tonnes per day by 2023.

“We consider that by leveraging the prevailing synergies and a number of other complementary ability units provided by the 2 firms, we will serve our clients higher. With the capability expansions deliberate in India and Europe within the close to future, we anticipate to reinforce the reliability of our provide chains for our clients,” mentioned Borosil’s govt chairman Pradeep Kheruka.

(EUR 1 = USD 1.089)

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