~ Will manufacture the Jowat range of hot melts in India at the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Vapi, Gujarat, under the Fevicol Jowat brand name ~
National, March 2nd, 2023 : Pidilite Industries Limited, India’s leading manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and construction chemicals has further strengthened its collaboration with Jowat SE, a German family-owned enterprise and one of the leading suppliers of industrial adhesives worldwide. Strengthening the partnership further, Pidilite will now exclusively offer Indian customers locally manufactured Jowat hot melts.
Since 2018, Pidilite has been exclusively handling sales and distribution of the entire range of Jowat adhesives in India and other neighbouring countries including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
Mr. Sudhanshu Vats, Deputy MD, Pidilite Industries Limited, said, “Pioneering is an important value at Pidilite. We have consistently pioneered new categories and technologies in India. Our collaboration with Jowat is another example of the same. With support from Jowat’s team, we have now set up a best-in-class manufacturing and testing facility in Vapi, Gujarat, to manufacture hot melt adhesives in India. The hot melts will be co-branded as Fevicol Jowat. This will enable us to serve clients in high-growth segments such as furniture, packaging, automotive, and textiles, among others, where specialized adhesives are used.”
Mr. Klaus Kullmann, Managing Director, Jowat SE, said, “Pidilite Industries is a leader in adhesives in Asia and we are delighted that we are taking this to the next level. Innovation in both technology and R&D are pivotal as we continue to deliver outstanding service to our customers. Jowat has pioneered the development of several high-end adhesive products and has constantly undertaken development work at the cutting edge of adhesive technology. With this Indian manufacturing facility, both the companies will closely work to serve and offer the best solutions and products to the customers.”
Inspired by the nation’s call for an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, this collaboration will provide a comprehensive range of locally manufactured thermoplastic hot melt adhesives, Fevicol Jowat, for use in several industrial segments.