EuroBond a leading ACP sheet manufacturer, has unveiled Zinc Panels, its latest cutting-edge product for facades, developed in collaboration with renowned global architectural leader Rheinzink. These innovative panels offer cutting-edge architectural solutions, showcasing Eurobond’s commitment to quality and sustainability. Rajesh Shah, Chairman and Managing Director, Eurobond, and Sven Agten, CEO, Asia-Pacific, Rheinzink, discuss their partnership and their common goal of building sustainably.

What does the collaboration between Eurobond and Rheinzink entail?

Rajesh Shah: We believe that we can bring the best of India to the world and also bring the best of the world to India through meaningful collaborations with best-in-class companies. To work towards accomplishing this vision, we are proud to announce our exclusive partnership with Rheinzink, a global market leader in zinc. Post sourcing the zinc from Rheinzink, Euronbond will manufacture zinc panels for the India market.

Today, as India’s only listed ACP company on the NSE, our company is constantly focusing on building the best-in-class product portfolio for the benefit of our customers. I am confident that this collaboration with Rheinzink along with the investments being made into expanding our production capacity as well as importing of new machinery for our colour coating line will go a long way towards achieving our ambitious goals. One of these goals is to achieve a revenue target of Rs. 700 cr in the next 3 years.

EuroBond a leading ACP sheet manufacturer

Please tell us about your manufacturing facility in India.

Shah: Eurobond is one of the leading Metal Composite Panel brands in India, under the flagship name Euro Panel Products Limited. Eurobond was one of the first Indian brands to introduce ACP to India and over time has established itself as a leader in the Facade Panel industry. The company has achieved success due to its high-quality long-lasting panels, its pan India distribution network, and customers across India and the world.

We have a state-of-the-art facility located in Umbergaon, Gujarat, with a production capacity of 20,000 sq.m. An in-house testing lab ensures consistent output through advanced technology and strict quality-controlled production as per ISO 9001-2015. All the raw materials and finished goods go through more than 50 advanced tests. Eurobond is also compliant and certified by TUV Nord, Exova Warringtonfire, etc. and has a truly global connection due to its collaboration with EURAMAX – world’s coil coating leader - to bring its high-quality panels to India, exclusively in partnership with Eurobond. The company continues to expand locally and globally in over 10 countries where it is delivering top-notch products and services.

What potential does Rheinzink see in the Indian market for its products?

Sven Agten: Rheinzink is very happy and honoured to work with a reputed company like Eurobond as we both strive for excellence and innovation. India is a very exciting country with growth possibilities that fit very well with what we are trying to accomplish. I am confident that our partnership will grow and stay strong over the next 20-30 years to even a 100 years.

Rheinzink believes that India is a very good growth and positive market and we do know that long-term future growth will be heading towards the East and India will be a very central part of that. And we are very happy that we are playing a part in the growth and development story of India. Rheinzink has a remarkable legacy spanning over 175 years and is the world’s premier manufacturer of Architectural Zinc, and is the name behind many iconic projects across the globe. What truly makes this collaboration unique is the innovative approach encapsulated in the patented process and the 3P model of advanced sustainability.

What makes Zinc a naturally sustainable material?

Agten: Zinc, at its core, is a naturally sustainable material, making it an ideal choice for environmentally conscious projects. As organisations that champion sustainability and efficient manufacturing processes, the manufacture of Rheinzink’s Zinc Panels have been made with a patented Pre-Patina process along with using responsibly sourced raw materials from Scandinavia, which have resulted in an impressive 50% or 36,000 tons of reduction in CO2 emissions.

A noticeable trend in the facade panel market is seeing the use of zinc gaining popularity when it comes to building sustainable infrastructure and buildings. However, the heart of this product is the proprietary natural pickling process which serves to not only enhances the quality of the Zinc but also underscores our commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing practices, and championing sustainability and longevity within the architectural domain.