Kusters Calico Machinery opens upgraded manufacturing facility in Gujarat
Kusters Calico Machinery Pvt. Ltd. (KCM), backed by German Jagenberg Group, has inaugurated its upgraded manufacturing facility in Ahmedabad, Gujarat (India), to offer better products and services to its customers and to further improve the various processes.
Markedly, the company is involved in the manufacturing of washing, dyeing, bleaching, singeing, mercerizing, finishing, desizing and dye padders.
Under the upgradation programme, the company has set up one double column 4 metre x 1.5 metre 4 axis rotating head machining centre, a new 22,000 square feet assembly shed and has converted all lathe machines to CNC. It has also commissioned separate blasting and painting booths for both MS and SS.
KCM has also successfully deployed SAP B1, HRMS and PLM software under its upgradation programme. “This new upgraded facility will help KCM to meet customer expectations and the requirements of high-end technologies,” said Sushil Verma, Managing Director at KCM.
It took them two years to complete the upgradation work and an investment of around Rs. 10 crore. KCM has plans to make another investment of Rs. 5 crore to modify various other manufacturing equipment in 2018. With the new upgraded facility, the company now eyes to note revenues of Rs. 120 crore in the coming years, from the current Rs. 85 crore.
The company is further evaluating the manufacturing of products, which are likely to be introduced by several Jagenberg AG Group companies in India, under the ‘Make in India’ concept.
The inaugural function was graced by Rajendra Trivedi, Speaker, Gujarat Legislative Assembly, Mansukh Vasava, Member of Parliament and Satish Patel, Ex Member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly.
Erich Broeker, Group CEO, Jagenberg AG and Managing Director Kleinewefers GmbH, Germany, Mr Sushil Verma, Managing Director, Kusters Calico Machinery Pvt. Ltd and employees of KCM also attended the event.
Inauguration ceremony of Kusters Calico Machinery manufacturing facility at Ahmedabad