Freudenberg has opened its production facilities, laboratories and warehouse in its existing chemicals factory in Mysore.

The facility is owned by Klüber Lubrication India and will manufacture various lubricating oils, greases, pastes, aerosols and release agents, across Chem-Trend, OKS and Klüber brands.

The plant is one of the 14 Freudenberg manufacturing plants in India.

Built with an investment of Rs135 crores, it will cater to various applications in the steel, textile, automotive and general industries for both domestic as well as global markets.

This unit will serve as a tribology test facility with equipment such as an FZG test rig – gear research centre – and product development.

“This expanded manufacturing facility will lend impetus to the country’s ‘Make in India’ initiative to serve customers with lubrication and release solutions in both domestic and global markets, including, South-East Asia and the Pacific Rim,” said Freudenberg Chemical Specialties, CFO Matthias Grossmann.

“India continues to provide major investment and growth opportunities for us and we bring long-term commitment to the region through phased investments.”