Global Gases India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dubai-based Global Gases Group FZCO, has announced the opening of its new industrial gases fill plant located in the Chennai Industrial Area in Tamil Nadu, India.

The 1,600 square meter (~5,250 square foot) facility is Global Gases’ first gas production facility in India. Global Gases previously opened a sales and administrative office in Mumbai.

The Chennai facility will initially focus its efforts on supplying industrial gases, including helium, to research & development institutes, the space research industry, MRI installations, chemical, and pharmaceutical companies located in south Indian states including Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala. Over the longer term, Global Gases intends to focus its efforts in India on supplying gases to offshore diving, welding, MRI, and specialty gas markets.

Including the new facility in Chennai, the Global Gases Group now has a business presence in 21 countries, including 11 helium transfill facilities. Global Gases has plans to complete two additional helium transfills during 2014.

Deepak Mehta, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Gases Group, stated, “India is where my father’s business, Pure Helium, first started out. After building a successful business outside of India, I am very excited to establish Global Gases’ first operating facility in India. We are very optimistic about our ability to grow our business in India.”