DuPont India, which is a subsidiary of US-based E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, is all set to expand its knowledge center in Hyderabad. The research and development center situated in Jubilee hills is eyeing in to launch new products across a variety of segments. This is a part of Rs.150 crore pan India expansion plan.
The company has already invested Rs 130 crore investments at its first integrated R&D centre in Hyderabad and is set to double the amount in the next three years. Besides, it is also planned to increase the total number of scientists from 250 to 600.
DuPont is one of the oldest industrial enterprises in the world. DuPont India markets a wide range of products in different segments including agriculture, food and nutrition, health care, construction, electronics, safety and protection, infrastructure and transportation.
DuPont Knowledge Center (DKC) in Hyderabad houses a biotechnology lab, a materials research lab, an applications development lab, and a global engineering design center. The expansion of the knowledge center in Hyderabad is the first step in expanded materials research. This programme is set to support the needs of local customers in various businesses such as in the safety and protection, construction, transportation and packaging markets.
According to DuPont’s officials, 80% of the research at the Hyderabad’s Knowledge Center will focus on four significant areas
- Double the food production in five years
- Decrease energy consumption through alternative sources of energy
- Emphasis on material science to drive India’s growth and
- To address the needs of local market
DuPont’s recent purchase of two cottonseed companies in Andhra Pradesh says it is more serious in the state’s business.