Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drive Germany GmbH, in the form of its subsidiary Sumi-Cyclo Drive India (SMIN), recently opened a modern Cyclo-Center in Pune. The new Cyclo-Centre thus offers the most modern assembly and service facilities to enable Indian and international customer companies to be served locally, even more quickly and flexibly. A total of 22 employees in the fields of development, sales, production and administration have considerably expanded possibilities for customer support. As the technology leader in the field of drive technology, the company has registered rapid growth in demand on the Indian sub-continent, particularly for geared motors with a power rating up to 2.2 kW.
With its facility in Pune, Sumitomo can address the needs of the Indian growth market, with its local as well as Japanese and European customers, in a considerably better way. Besides its warehouse facility, the Cyclo-Center provides comprehensive assembly capacity for selected products. These include Cyclo-Drive gearboxes, geared motors and (Motion Control) precision gearboxes. Here, the company also offers after-sales support, repairs and servicing for installed drives.
Seeing the new facility as a strategic investment, CEO EMEIA and Vice President, SHI Group, Shaun Dean, says, “Over the past few years, we have successfully developed in the high-growth Indian market. The new Cyclo-Centre justifies the trust of our customers in our long-term service strategy. At the same time, we are building up urgently required resources in order to benefit from the enormous potential of this market more successfully in the future.”
The facility as a Cyclo-Centre
In Pune, various different motor-driven assembly tables permit the assembly of Cyclo gearboxes up to size 610, Hyponic gearboxes up to size 1420, and Prest NEO gearboxes of size D30. These local assembly capacities allow Sumitomo to cope with the rapidly increasing demand for geared motors of up to 2.2 kW. Additional assembly tables permit the assembly of gearboxes up to size 619. The service area is also well-equipped with heavy duty cranes, cleaning machines and assembly benches. Here, we can even inspect, service and repair Paramax industrial gearboxes up to version SFC, size 065.
Being at par globally uniform standards
Kishore Pant, facility manager, who has worked for Sumitomo, says, “In the new facility, we will be working according to our globally applicable process and quality standards in the fields of technology, compliance and occupational safety. This means that, with the upcoming expansion and growth, not only will we be more flexible and quick, but we will also be creating very attractive high-quality workplaces.”