Schmalz India expands with a 1000 sq mt additional unit for assembly and processing of handling Systems located in Bhosari, Pune. This new facility is about 150 mts from the existing facility in Bhosari MIDC, Pune, Maharashtra.
The company in next two years aims in reaching a turnover of 100 crores thus doubling the turnover. In vacuum automation, the company has a market share of 35%, while in handling systems; it has a market share of more than 50%, out of a total market of 150 crore.
The new plant is the next step for the handling systems by importing from Germany to supply to the Indian customers. The products will now be assembled, and also certain parts will be localised. This will be in accordance with their German supplies thus quality standards will be maintained. The plant comes with an investment of 15 crore. The plant will initially run on 35% capacity to cater to the current business and have a 65% capacity to grow to double our turnover.
In the coming years, the company will provide localised versions of vacuum handling systems in India, further they also intend to launch latest products from their new brand Binar to the Indian Market. The products offered are namely Jumbo, VacuMaster, Binar Neo 30, Binar Qulicklift, and Binar QLR range.
The product range consists of vacuum handling systems and vacuum automation wherein in the handling systems have Jumbo, VacuMaster, New 30, Quicklift and QLR and 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 the occasion, Andreas Beutel, MD, J Schmalz GmbH, said, “India and especially Pune is a very strategic location for us. We promise that in future, we would invest more and create more jobs for the local youth." We currently employ a total 100 employees, which in the near future could become 200.
Moving further, Philip J Mani, MD, Schmalz India, added, "We have already helped the packaging, plastics and automotive industry with the localization of Suction cups from 2003 and now with the new plant which would cater to handling systems we now look at Industries like food, pharmaceutical, logistics, tyre, and electronics industry.”