Peter R. Huntsman, President and Chief Executive of the $12 billion chemicals maker, Huntsman Corporation, inaugurated a new India corporate office in Mumbai on November 4, 2014. Initially, the 220,000 square feet, seven story building will house about 300 Huntsman associates, including over 100 technical staff spread across three floors including laboratory and research facilities.
Commenting on the importance of the new headquarters to Huntsman’s ambitions in the Indian subcontinent, Mr. Huntsman said, “This opening is an important milestone in our continued growth and commitment to the Indian market. Our family and employees have been building a business in the Indian subcontinent for over 25 years and today enjoy a strong, profitable and growing organization in excess of $500 million.”
Paul Hulme, Huntsman Senior Corporate Officer for the region, said, “I am confident that the investment we have made in facilities and people will stand us in good stead for many years as we continue to develop strong strategic partnerships with our customers and continue to grow our business across all five of Huntsman’s business divisions.” Huntsman has manufacturing facilities in Vadodara (Baroda) and Ankleshwar in the state of Gujarat that manufacture textile chemicals, dyes, and surfactants; the Pune facilities manufacture polyurethane systems in the state of Maharashtra about 150 miles from the Mumbai location.