Over 100 Tons of Paint for Mega Petrol Station Project in India
When driving along the roads in India, you not only pass large high-rise buildings and densely populated neighbourhoods, but also petrol stations that catch your eye because of their green color: the Jio BP. These are owned by the Indian Reliance Group and the British BP Group, which merged to form a joint venture in 2019 and founded Jio BP.
The name Jio means «Live the life» in Hindi. Today’s experts predict that India will become one of the fastest growing fuel markets in the world in the next 20 years. Among other things, the Reliance portfolio of more than 1,400 existing retail locations is to be successively expanded to 5,500. More than 1,000 new filling stations are to be built throughout India by the spring of 2022. Another 2,000 petrol stations are to follow by autumn 2022. For each petrol station, around 450 m2 of façade panels will be coated using the coil coating process. And this is where Monopol Colors India comes into play.
Monopol Colors prevailed among many suppliers with its high-performance Vernicron fluoropolymer coating. In October 2021, they finally won the contract to frame the petrol stations in the high-gloss colors green, yellow and white, with some grey. The advantage of the fluoropolymer coating lies in its color and gloss retention – it remains intact for several decades. Thanks to the hydrophobic properties, such façades are not only easy to clean, they remain as attractive as on the first day.
As soon as the first 3,000 filling stations are bright and shining in the typical Jio-BP colors by autumn 2022, more are to follow. The aluminium composite panels are produced in India by the long-standing Monopol partners Aludecor Lamination Pvt. Ltd. and 3A Composites India Pvt. Ltd. For Monopol Colors, this means that approximately 100 tons of paint are needed for the over 1.3 million square metres of surface to be coated. A mega project!