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  • 19 Sep 2018

Nilpeter expands global production with new manufacturing site in India

The new facility in India will complement Nilpeter’s current manufacturing sites in Denmark and the US

Nilpeter has opened a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing and development facility in Mahindra World City, Chennai, India, expanding the company’s current global setup.

The Danish press manufacturer has previously taken the corporate decision to move all FB-Line production to India. The 3,500 sqm modern building houses manufacturing and assembly lines, R&D activities, a customer care center and a large technology center. It is home to over 70 Nilpeter India employees and will more than double current press manufacturing capacity.

The new facility in India will complement Nilpeter’s current manufacturing sites in Denmark and the US. With a stronger presence in India, Nilpeter said it is able to provide fast service and support to all customers in the region. Moreover, the new technology center will allow press demonstrations and trials for customers and strategic industry partners.

Alan Barretto, Managing Director, Nilpeter India, explained: ‘2018 marks the 10th year of operations for Nilpeter India, and we are delighted to celebrate the occasion by moving into brand new facilities.’

‘If we choose to expand, the land area also allows for additional expansion over time.’

Barretto continued: ‘Starting out as an assembly unit catering to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the last few years have seen us expand with shipments to Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. With the new facility and the corporate decision to move all FB-Line production to India, we expect to supply more presses to Europe and the Americas in the near future.’

It is located in Mahindra World City, 35km south of Chennai on the south east coast of India, approximately 45 minutes from Chennai International Airport.

Mahindra World City Chennai, established in 2002, is India’s first integrated business city and IGBC Gold (stage 1) certified Green Township, reducing environmental impact by applying efficient land use, habitat preservation and restoration, effective transport management, efficient use of resources, water and energy, etc. Today, Mahindra World City Chennai is home to more than 64 transnational companies, including BMW, Infosys and tesa and now Nilpeter.

Peter Eriksen, chief operating officer at Nilpeter, said: ‘This is key to our global manufacturing strategy. Mahindra World City provides the right platform and infrastructure that we were looking for. After years of successful operation in India, we have created a highly competent organisation. The team is a very important asset to the support of our global activities within manufacturing and development.

‘We will continue the development and manufacturing of our popular FB-Line in the Indian factory. The product line has undergone a tremendous progress and been completely modernized with various design and automation features. Moreover, we have developed a number of exciting auxiliary features to complement all Nilpeter product lines, which we believe will be very popular in the global label printing market.’

Barretto added: ‘We look forward to working closer with the global Nilpeter family and invite all our partners and customers to visit the new factory and technology center and experience the new FB-350 and FB-430 presses.’

 

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