This manufacturing site will complement the company’s current sites in Denmark and the United States and thereby expand its current global set-up. With a stronger presence in India, Nilpeter aims to provide fast service and support to all customers in the region. Moreover, the new Technology Center will facilitate press demonstrations and trials for customers and strategic industry partners.
Alan Barretto, managing director, Nilpeter India, said, “The new factory is located in Mahindra World City, 35 km south of Chennai on the South-east coast of India, approximately 45 minutes from Chennai International Airport. The 3,500 sqm modern building houses manufacturing and assembly lines, R&D environment, customer care centre, and a large Technology Center. If we choose to expand, the land area also allows for additional expansion over time.”
“The new facility will house over 70 Nilpeter India employees and will more than double the current press manufacturing capacity. 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 the 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,” added Barretto.
Peter Eriksen, chief operating officer, Nilpeter, “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 modernised 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 closely 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.”