In 2006, the company was incorporated in India with its very first Asian plant in Kunigal, 70 Kms from Bangalore, aiming to produce high quality clay building materials for the local market. After receiving the authorization from Karnataka State High Level Clearance Committee, Wienerberger completed construction of its production unit spanning 30 acres in the Kunigal KIADB Industrial Area by 2008, while manufacturing commenced un 2009.
The facility has the distinction of being a first of a kind fully automated production unit for manufacturing of clay bricks in India. With a capacity of over 150 million brick units per annum, it is one of the biggest units of its kind in Asia. The production is environmentally friendly, and runs 365 days a year irrespective of weather conditions. Presently, Porotherm Clay Blocks are being used in all major cities in Karnataka,Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.
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The projects include large apartment, villas, educational institutes, hospitals, hotels, commercial complexes and individual houses. Savings from using the blocks are especially large in high rise construction.
The goal of Wienerberger India is to meet the design requirements of architects, developers and builders in order to progress with time while always keeping the end customer in mind. The final aim is to create natural and healthy living spaces for the Indian consumers.
Wienerberger India started production of high-quality horizontally perforated clay blocks(Infill masonry for walls), under the brand name Porotherm Smart Bricks
, since the second quarter of 2009. We have also started manufacturing India's first Thermal Insulated Clay Blocks, Porotherm Vertically Perforated Load Bearing Clay Blocks and Porotherm HP Grinded Blocks with Dryfix.System.
Other than wall solutions, we also import a range of specialty products from our overseas factories, namely products for façades
(Argeton & Aspect) and roofs
(Koramic & TONDACH).