Milan, Italy-based Sacmi Group is moving ahead with plans to assemble Negri Bossi injection moulding machines in India.The company bought 12 acres of land in Sanand, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, to set-up its own new facility. Sanand is a major hub for India’s auto industry.
“Currently, we are operating from rented premises in Ahmedabad and land has been taken to build a new factory in Sanand,” said V. Ramesh, CEO of Sacmi Engineering India, at the Plastivision 2013 show in Mumbai. Once the new plant is ready by the middle of 2014, the Ahmedabad operation will move to the new location.
“Currently, we are making around 55 Negri Bossi injection moulding machines, and we would double the production at the new plant,” Ramesh said.
Currently it is assembling moulding machines ranging from 100-900 tonnes, but with expansion it will hike the tonnage level to 2,000 tonnes.Sacmi officials had told Plastics News about plans for the new plant in India earlier this year at the Plastasia trade show in Bangalore.