Schmalz India opened a new manufacturing plant in Pune
December 12, 2022 6:30 pm
With the new manufacturing unit, the company promises to offer new products & services, such as Vacuum Handling Systems, for the Indian market.
Schmalz India Pvt. Ltd, with a vision to expand its business in India, launched its new manufacturing plant in Pune. The inauguration was done by Ms. Marja Einig, Dy. Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, in Mumbai, along with the presence of Andreas Beutel, Managing Director at J. Schmalz GmbH, Philip Mani, Managing Director, Volker Brück, Project Head – International at J. Schmalz GmbH and Ms. Priyadarshini Mani, General Secretary MPCC Minority Department.
This new facility again reiterates Schmalz’s commitment to the Indian market to provide the best German quality and ergonomic solutions with strong service support all over India.
The company in next two years aims to reach a turnover of 100 crores thus doubling the turnover. In vacuum automation, the company has a market share of 35 percent, while in handling systems, it has a market share of more than 50 percent, out of a Total market of 150 crores.
The new plant is the next step for the handling systems we have been providing by importing from Germany to supply to the Indian customers. The products will now be assembled, and also certain parts will be localized. This will be by their German supplies; thus, quality standards will be maintained. The plant comes with an investment of 15 crores. The plant will initially run at 35 percent capacity to cater to the current business and have a 65 percent capacity to grow to double our turnover.
The company will provide localised versions of Vacuum Handling Systems in India in the coming years. Further, they also intend to launch the latest products from their new brand, ‘Binar’, to the Indian Market. The products offered are Jumbo, VacuMaster, Binar Neo 30, Binar Qulicklift, and Binar QLR range.
The product range consists of Vacuum Handling Systems and Vacuum Automation, wherein the handling systems have Jumbo, VacuMaster, new 30, Quicklift and QLR. In Vacuum automation, they will provide complete grippers and components for automating a Vacuum Pick and place, using Vacuum Generators, filters, connectors, Vacuum valves, Vacuum cups and Vacuum Sensors.
Speaking on occasion, Andreas Beutel, Managing Director, J SCHMALZ, GmbH, said, “We are proud of this key milestone and are confident that we would provide the best of the services and products to the Indian market. India, and especially Pune, is a very strategic location for us. We promise that in future, we will invest more and create more jobs for the local youth.” We currently employ 100 employees, which shortly could become 200.
Philip J Mani, Managing Director, Schmalz India Pvt. Ltd. “We are excited about the new development and look forward to doing better and quality business in India. We have already helped the packaging, plastics and automotive industry with the localization of Suction cups in 2003. With the new plant, which would cater to handling Systems, we now look at Industries like Food, Pharma, Logistics, Tyre, and Electronics Industry. This is indeed a matter of great pride for us as we have reached a new level. The continuous investment over the years into the Indian company proves that we are here to stay and assure our Indian customers that they will receive quality products with Service in the long run.
Schmalz India Pvt. Ltd., the Indian subsidiary since 1999, has come a long way from a small office of 500 Sq. Mts. to a 1000 Sq. Mts. facility in Bhosari in 2003, then 4000 Sq. Mts. in 2007 and further now expanding with a 1000 Sq. Mts. additional unit for assembly and processing of handling Systems. This new facility is about 150 mts. from the existing facility in Bhosari, MIDC.