The new Haas factory outlet was recently inaugurated at Nashik by Tom Thomas, DGM, Mahindra & Mahindra and Gune, CEO, Nashik Engineering Cluster. Facility tours and live cutting demonstrations were among the highlights of Haas Demo Days event, which witnessed over 500 visitors in 3 days.
According to Terrence Miranda, MD, Haas Factory Outlet, Mumbai, “An HFO at Nashik was long awaited & we are happy that we will also be engaging in skill development for the people of Nashik in partnership with NEC. We would like to develop an even stronger & more widespread HFO network in India & set it up in all key industrial cities. We do not want our customers to travel more than 100 kms to find an HFO. The main idea of an overseas company to have HFOs in India is to present a localised approach.”
Speaking on the event, Ram Kripal Yadav – GM, CNC Servicing & Solutions, said, “I am happy to see that 55% of our attendees were newcomers & a 20% increase in visitors YoY. It highlights the growing importance that this high-tech, engineering-driven city gives to adopting the latest CNC technology.”
In addition to VF-2YT & ST-10, visitors were amazed to see ST-10Y too for the demo. Like all Haas CNC machines, the VF-2YT, ST-10 and ST-10Y are built at the company’s one and only factory in California, USA. Haas Factory Outlet has a network of local HFOs in India that support all Haas products, each one employing factory-trained engineers and stocking official Haas spare parts.
Nashik is a rapidly expanding industrial hub and sectors like precision engineering, electrical engineering, forging, automobile, aerospace engineering, general engineering and export oriented units are well represented in the area.