On 28 April 2014 FLSmidth MAAG Gear inaugurated its first assemble and service unit in India. This becomes part of the FLSmidth manufacturing unit at Bawal Growth Centre of Rewari District in Haryana at the Delhi – Jaipur national highway. With its state-of-the-art facilities, the new gearbox assembling unit follows the business and market requirements in India and neighbouring countries.
The cement industry is key to India’s development and cement demand is expected to grow in the future. The new FLSmidth MAAG Gear facility will assemble selected types and sizes of gearboxes locally for the cement, minerals and power industries. Using this local base in India means that over 200 gearbox types will be supported more efficiently. The company also offers services such as inspection, maintenance and overhaul for different gearboxes.
The FLSmidth MAAG Gear facility is part of the new FLSmidth plot covering 70 000 m2 in the booming Bawal Growth Centre. So far three impressive manufacturing buildings have been completed. With space for two additional buildings, the FLSmidth area allows for further future growth.
Arrival of VIP guests: (l.t.r.) Bjarne Moltke Hansen (Group EVP and Country Head FLSmidth India), Thomas Schulz (Group CEO, FLSmidth), Freddy Svane (Danish Ambassador to India).
FLSmidth MAAG Gear plans to build around 30 gearboxes a year in the new assemble plant. Throughout the past two years diverse qualifying processes have been used to identify local suppliers who reach the quality standards for our various gearbox components. However, all toothed parts will still be imported from FLSmidth MAAG Gear Sp. Z o.o., Poland, where recent major investments have been made in top level bevel gear cutting and testing equipment.
“This state of art assembly shop confirms our highest standards in terms of equipment, operation, process and safety. A perfect base for assembling the basic range of WPU for vertical mills, and PPU for roller presses and other applications. I am sure this new facility will bring our gearing excellence closer to our customers taking us to the next stage of business in India,” says Simon Jensen, President and CEO, FLSmidth MAAG Gear.
The inauguration was attended by Freddy Svane, Danish Ambassador to India along with Thomas Schulz, Group CEO, Simon Jensen, CEO – FLSmidth MAAG Gear and Bjarne Moltke Hansen, Country Head, FLSmidth India.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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