WEISS recently expanded its on-site expertise with a solution factory, localised the assembly of its rotary indexing tables and established a global sourcing centre.
At the opening ceremony, Uwe Weiss, CEO, WEISS, and Sanjeebit Choudhury, Vice President – Asia Pacific & CEO, WEISS India, welcomed numerous guests of honour.
To keep delivery times as short as possible for the rotary indexing tables, which have proven their value for decades, selected product types and sizes will be assembled in India in the future. Furthermore, the recently opened solution factory widens the company’s expertise and makes it a full range supplier in automation. The components and solutions designed and made in India will meet the expectations not only of customers from India but from a broader market region. Offering CAD data and simulation models facilitates construction of whole automation systems and virtual commissioning.
The company supplies products to customers in a total of 49 countries around the globe and highly values being close to its customer. The Indian subsidiary will also support the global sourcing strategy in the future, thereby acting as a further building block for making delivery times shorter. At the same time, this strategy increases the availability of WEISS components in the region. The improvements in the purchasing and supply chain structure go hand in hand with WEISS’ plan to expand the sales network. Discussing the need of the steps taken, Weiss, cited, “India has a very high potential when it comes to economic growth and the number of skilled people available in the labour market. At the same time, the geographical position of India, particularly the Pune location, is ideal for us as the starting point for supplying our customers reliably throughout the entire Asian region.” In line with this maxim, WEISS India’s CEO increases the customer service activities such as after-sales services, refurbishment and retrofit support and spare part delivery.