Chakan, 18th April 2022: Huntsman India, a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals, today said it will set up a new secondary school building in Bhamboli village in order to provide world class higher education facilities to about 1180 children of classes fifth to twelfth from surrounding eighteen to twenty villages, as part of commemoration of a decade of operations at its state-of-the-art polyurethane manufacturing plant in Chakan, Pune. Commonly known as Bhamchandra Vidyalaya, the current institute has been operational since 1990.
The above predicament is all set to change with Huntsman’s proposed plan for the new school building. Apart from basic facilities, the school will also be equipped a unique playground made from recyclable polyurethanes material, state-of-the-art education facilities such as laboratories equipped with STEM learning equipment and offer education in the field of information and communication technologies. Huntsman will also be providing a bus service for students along with consideration towards safety of girls traveling long distance to attend school.
“Our site at Chakan has been a beacon of success since its inception 10 years ago. It is equipped with cutting-edge technology and manufactures safe and sustainable solutions for businesses around the world. I thoroughly appreciate the hard work and effort by each and every team member towards the smooth functioning of the factory. We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone anniversary and we are confident that our Polyurethane business will continue to flourish and achieve stellar recognition in the years to come. We are also delighted to further deepen our relationship with the people of Chakan by setting up a state-of-the-art secondary school for the young and talented children of our region. We look forward to ignite young minds, upskill and educate hundreds of students for the next decade and beyond,” said Mr. Rahul Tikoo, MD, India Subcontinent, Huntsman International (India).
“It is truly a red-letter day for Huntsman today as we lay the foundation for a school building that caters to the children of Bhamboli. Education is very important for young minds, and I am proud to be associated with a company that is taking a step towards building the future of these underprivileged children. Our initiative today is going to have an impact on the lives of many for the years to come.” said Rayomand Sabawalla, Head CSR and Director Finance, Huntsman International (India).
Chakan is a key manufacturing base for Huntsman globally and one of the large production sites of the company in India. It has been built adhering to global standards and is equipped with all necessary technologies to ensure safe and environment-friendly operations. This site hosts the production facilities for the MDI-based Polyurethanes business units that serves over 500 customers in neighboring countries in the footwear, automotive and construction space.
Over the past few years, the site has focused on optimal use of resources to ensure minimum impact on the environment and promote sustainable development. This manufacturing site stands out for its exemplary work in terms of helping the community located in and around the plant in Chakan.