Lubrizol Corp Expands Footprint in India with Pune Global Capability Center

Pune, India – Lubrizol Corp, a global leader in specialty chemicals, has opened a new Global Capability Center (GCC) in Pune, India, as a strategic hub to accelerate its growth in the region and enable closer collaboration for its customers and employees, leveraging local talent to enable regional and global success in the many markets and industries it serves.

The Lubrizol GCC is part of a new facility in Pune, Embassy Tech Zone, Hinjewadi. The campus is WELL- and LEED Gold certified to enable a safe, healthy, and environmentally conscious workspace. In addition to a well-designed and ergonomic workspace, the 42,000 sq ft facility features wellness rooms, a recreational area, a training area, and huddle rooms with an emphasis on natural light. A customer experience center showcases Lubrizol science. More than 200 regional employees, representing functions including Engineering, Supply Chain, Technology, Finance, Procurement, Legal, and HR are expected to be added to the site over the next year.

The company has a long history in India, dating back to 1966, when it started manufacturing chemical additives to support the transportation and industrial sectors. Since then, Lubrizol has improved the quality of life for those in India and surrounding regions through innovative solutions that help advance mobility, improve well-being, and enhance modern life. It currently has its workforce employed across India through various in-region commercial offices, labs, and manufacturing plants.

In 2023, Lubrizol announced a more than US$ 150 million investment to enable the world’s largest CPVC resin plant in Vilayat, Gujarat, to double capacity at its site in Dahej, Gujarat, open a grease lab in Navi Mumbai, and enable significant in-country job growth and innovation. The opening of the GCC is another milestone in the company’s commitment to and growth in India, as well as its best-in-class service and collaboration with customers and employees.

"India is undeniably one of our fastest growing markets and a critical hub for the talent we require to propel both regional and global customer success and innovation," said JT Jones, Senior Vice President, High Growth Regions, Lubrizol.

Stating that the GCC is an integrated extension of the company’s global team, Bhavana Bindra, Managing Director – India, Middle East and Africa, Lubrizol, stated, "It serves as a regional and global center providing business processing and digital capabilities that will help Lubrizol solve complex problems and find better business outcomes. Today is an exciting day for us as we look forward to the many possibilities the future holds."

"The opening of the GCC in Pune marks a significant milestone for our team, enabling us to access and develop world-class talent to enhance our technological capabilities and operational excellence. This will enable us to serve our customers in India and around the world in even more innovative ways," added Abhishek Jain, India GCC Leader, Lubrizol.

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