Bon­figli­oli sets up new fa­cil­ity in Chen­nai

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Bon­figli­oli Trans­mis­sions Pvt Ltd, the In­dian sub­sidiary of Bon­figli­oli Ridut­tori S.p.A., a world leader in man­u­fac­tur­ing gear­boxes, gear­mo­tors and drive sys­tems, con­tin­ues its ex­pan­sion with a new man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in Chen­nai. Its op­er­a­tions com­menced from Septem­ber 2018.

The new 132,000-sqft- fa­cil­ity is ad­ja­cent to the ex­ist­ing plant at the SIDCO In­dus­trial Area in Thiru­mu­di­vakkam. It houses modern as­sem­bly lines, a global R&D cen­tre and test labs, all built to the high­est qual­ity and safety stan­dards, con­sis­tent with Bon­figli­oli lo­ca­tions world­wide. With a ca­pac­ity of 75,000 units a year, the new fa­cil­ity will en­able Bon­figli­oli to serve its ex­ist­ing and new mar­kets and cus­tomers in off-high­way, con­struc­tion, min­ing, agri­cul­ture and ma­te­rial han­dling ap­pli­ca­tions.

In her re­cent visit to Chen­nai, So­nia Bon­figli­oli, Chair­man of Bon­figli­oli Group said, “We 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 spe­cialised staff. In­dia is a key coun­try for Bon­figli­oli, and the good re­sults up to now show we were right when we started the busi­ness in Chen­nai. This ex­pan­sion in In­dia is part of the com­pany’s global in­vest­ment strat­egy in pro­duc­tion and as­sem­bly fa­cil­i­ties. 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 the grow­ing, evolv­ing needs in In­dia and in our over­seas mar­kets across the US, Italy, China and Ger­many.”

This new in­vest­ment is part of a wider ex­pan­sion plan for In­dia, which in­cludes the ex­ist­ing fa­cil­ity in Chen­nai and a plant in Man­nur, lo­cated close to Sripe­rum­budur, both fo­cused on mak­ing gear­boxes and gear mo­tors for mo­bile ma­chin­ery, wind tur­bines and in­dus­trial pro­cesses. Mean­while, the re­cently-opened as­sem­bly plant in Pune, pro­vides 90,000 units a year, serv­ing cus­tomers in the food, pack­ag­ing, ce­ment, steel, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal, tex­tile, ma­te­rial han­dling, sugar, power gen­er­a­tion, pa­per and wa­ter treat­ment sec­tors.

Bon­figli­oli’s 2017 rev­enue in In­dia reached Rs 7,332 mil­lion, equal to 91.65 mil­lion eu­ros, with a growth of more than 80% over the past 5 years. With the new fa­cil­ity in Chen­nai, the com­pany ex­pects to con­tinue its growth next year also.

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