Gujarat Borosil Limited is the first and only solar glass manufacturer in India. The company spotted the opportunity in this segment quite early and commissioned the solar glass manufacturing facility at Bharuch in Indian State of Gujarat in January 2010. Over the last 5 years, the solar PV installations and module production across the world have grown exponentially. In order to cater to the growing demand, Gujarat Borosil has recently expanded and more than doubled its existing production capacity of high performance solar glass to 2.4 GW per annum.
The company has a strong focus on innovation and known for its pioneering achievements like development of World's First fully tempered 2 mm thick solar glass, solar glass with lowest iron content giving highest glass efficiency, first company in the World to successfully be able to remove the most hazardous substance — “Antimony˜ - from its solar glass etc. Very recently the company has launched new products like Selene: an Anti-glare solar glass suitable for PV installations near airports, Shakti: a very high efficiency solar glass in matt-matt finish. Amongst the upcoming products with enhanced features is the solar glass with Anti-soiling coating.
The company has a strong focus on expanding its domestic & exports footprints. The exports business has grown at a CAGR of 33% in the last 3 financial years. European market is a major customer base for the company where it has now successfully started supplies of its newly developed products, i.e. 2.0 mm and 2.5 mm fully tempered glass. With additional production now available, it has plans to substantially increase exports by tapping more customers in Europe as also increasing presence in the Americas.
Gujarat Borosil Limited is promoted by a well-known Borosil Limited, pioneers in speciality glass products.