Grasim Industries has suspended production of Viscose Staple Fibre (VSF) at its Nagda plant in Madhya Pradesh (MP) due to water shortage caused by deficient rain last year. The company has suspended production from the 5th June 2016 in a phased manner, which will be resumed on the arrival of monsoon and availability of adequate water.
The company has built up adequate VSF stock and will continue to cater to the requirements of all its customers from its available stock and supplies from other VSF Plants located at Kharach and Vilayat (Gujarat) and Harihar (Karnataka). In view of adequate stock available with the company, VSF sales are not likely to be affected.
Further the company shall utilize the opportunity to carry out the requisite preventive maintenance and repair work during the period. The Chlor Alkali plant, during this period will be operating at a lower capacity to the extent of availability of water.
Grasim Industries is the flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group. Starting as a textiles manufacturer in 1948, today Grasims businesses comprise viscose staple fibre (VSF), cement, chemicals and textiles. Its core businesses are VSF and cement, which contribute to over 90 per cent of its revenues and operating profits.