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Bonfiglioli sets up a new facility in Chennai

By Niranjan Mudholkar,

Added 01 October 2018

The new 1,32,000-square-foot facility has been built adjacent to the existing plant at the SIDCO Industrial Area in Thirumudivakkam

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(L-R) - G. Balaji, CFO, Bonfiglioli India; Fausto Carboni, CEO, Bonfiglioli Group; Sonia Bonfiglioli, Chairman, Bonfiglioli Group; Kennady V Kaippally, Country Manager, Bonfiglioli India; & Ravi Pisharody, Independent Director, Bonfiglioli India

Bonfiglioli Transmissions Pvt. Ltd. - the Indian subsidiary of Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A. - worldwide leader in manufacturing gearboxes, gear motors and drive systems – has opened a new manufacturing facility in Chennai, India. Operations commenced in September 2018.

The new 1,32,000-square-foot facility has been built adjacent to the existing plant at the SIDCO Industrial Area in Thirumudivakkam. It houses modern assembly lines, a global R&D center and test labs, all built to the highest quality and safety standards, consistent with Bonfiglioli locations worldwide. With a capacity of 75,000 units per year, the new facility will enable Bonfiglioli to serve existing and new markets and customers in off-highway, construction, mining, agriculture and material handling applications.

On the development, Sonia Bonfiglioli, Chairman of Bonfiglioli Group, says, “We have believed in the potential of this country since 1999, when we laid the cornerstone in Chennai. We have grown over the years, investing in plants, research and development centers, and highly specialized staff. India is a key country for Bonfiglioli, and the good results up to now show we were right when we started the business here in Chennai. This expansion in India is part of the company’s global investment strategy in production and assembly facilities. Indeed, we are convinced that our factories are the first step in bringing value to our customers. With high-tech, real-time smart production and superior solutions, we will be able to cater to growing, evolving needs in India and in our overseas markets across the USA, Italy, China and Germany.”

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