Lubrizol opens a Global Capability Centre in India

Lubrizol, a global leader in specialty chemicals, has opened a new Global Capability Center (GCC) in Pune, India, as a strategic hub to accelerate regional growth and enable closer collaboration for its customers and employees.

The Lubrizol GCC is part of a new Pune, Embassy Tech Zone, Hinjewadi facility. Over the next year, 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. The facility can hold up to 300 employees in the future.

Lubrizol has a long history in India, dating back to 1966 when the company started manufacturing chemical additives to support the transportation and industrial sectors. The company employs approximately 500 employees in India through various in-region commercial offices, labs, and manufacturing plants. It also supports hundreds of in-region contract positions.

In 2023, Lubrizol announced a more than 150 million USD investment to enable the world’s largest CPVC resin plant in Vilayat, Gujarat, to double its capacity at its site in Dahej, Gujarat, open a grease lab in Navi Mumbai and enable significant in-country job growth and innovation.

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

“The GCC is an integrated extension of our global team. It serves as a regional and global centre providing business processing and digital capabilities to help Lubrizol solve complex problems and improve business outcomes. Today is exciting for us as we look forward to the many possibilities the future holds,” said Bhavana Bindra, Managing Director – India, Middle East and Africa, Lubrizol.

“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 worldwide in even more innovative ways,” said Abhishek Jain, India GCC Leader, Lubrizol.