Pune, November 21st 2022 : Schmalz India Pvt. Ltd with a vision to expand its business in India today officially announced launch of its new manufacturing plant in Pune.
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 4000sq mts in 2007 and further now expanding with a 1000 Sq Mt additional unit for assembly and processing of handling Systems. This new facility is about 150 mts from the existing facility in Bhosari, MIDC.
This new facility once again reiterates Schmalz’s commitment to Indian market to provide best of German quality and ergonomic solutions with a strong service support all over India.
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 crores.
The new plant is the next step for the handling systems which we have been providing till date 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 in accordance with their German supplies thus quality standards will be maintained. The plant comes with an investment of 15 crores. 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 localized 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, Mr. Andreas Beutel, Managing Director, J SCHMALZ, GmbH, said, “We are really proud of this key milestone and are confident that we would provide best of the services and products to Indian market. 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.
Mr. Philip J Mani, Managing Director, Schmalz India Pvt. Ltd.,Said “We are really excited with the new development and are looking forward to do more better and quality business in India. 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, 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 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.
Philip J Mani – Profile
The Man of Experience leading Schmalz India from the front, Philip J Mani is the Managing Director of the company. Born in Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, Philip James Mani completed his MBA in Marketing while continuing his work. He began his career with the brand in 1999 as a Sales Manager, and progressed through various stages of learning, including sales, project management, construction, and reporting.
Philip has been working with Schmalz India right from its inception in India and today he stands as a proven leader of one of the most successful subsidiaries of the Schmalz group. In the year 2003, he foresaw the company as one of the biggest companies in the Group. From then, the 8 employees have transformed into 150 enthusiastic employees, who remain the core success driving factor. This is accompanied by their retention with the company for a longer period.Thus, more than 50% of Schmalz employees have spent either 5 / 10 / 15 years with the company.
In 2011, Philip took command as Managing Director as the first step to having a clear and structured workforce. This remained a part of yearly and long-term 5 years’ goals, which were achieved with some extremely well planned activities. A multi potentialite leader, Philip Mani has played an important role in developing the market of vacuum-based material handling systems in India.