In 1998 WACKER and Metroark, its Indian partner company, founded a silicones joint venture named Wacker Metroark Chemicals Private Limited. It is a fully-consolidated 51% subsidiary of WACKER, with its registered office and a manufacturing unit near Kolkata (in West Bengal) and branch offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore, as well as a liaison office in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
As early as 1999, the site began production of various silicone products, primarily for the textile and personal care industries. Today’s production capacity exceeds 20,000 metric tons per year. The facility also houses a state-of-the-art Competence Centre for fabric, garment and personal care applications. The plant’s Environment Management System and Quality Management System are certified by international agencies in accordance with ISO 14001 and 9001.