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MULTIVAC Group Opens New Site in India

MULTIVAC’s new production facility, showroom, and training and application center will address the growing demand for food packaging machines in the South Asian region.

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After a construction period of less than two years, the MULTIVAC Group has officially opened its new production site in India, located about 120 kilometres (about 74 miles) south-west of Delhi. Thanks to an investment of around nine million euros (approximately $9.8 million), the ultra-modern building complex for Sales and Production features a floor space of 10,000 square metres (107,639 square feet) and will go into operation at the beginning of 2024. Initially, around 60 people will be employed at the site. The goal is to optimize supply to customers in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh through regional proximity and shorter delivery times.

"The South Asian region has become increasingly important for us in recent years," said Christian Traumann, CEO of the MULTIVAC Group, who opened the plant together with the Group Presidents Dr. Christian Lau (COO) and Dr. Tobias Richter (CSO). "Us opening a modern plant in one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the world today is therefore a further milestone in the internationalization of MULTIVAC." The company now has 13 other production sites in Germany, Austria, Spain, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Japan and the USA, as well as more than 80 sales and service companies worldwide.

The demand for packaging machines for fresh food is constantly increasing in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, as supermarkets are gaining in importance alongside traditional local markets. "With our new plant in India, we will be able to provide food manufacturers as well as medical device companies with even better state-of-the-art packaging technology and responsive service thanks to our regional proximity and new production capacity — from production to installation and putting into service, through to maintenance," explained Traumann. 

The new plant will go into operation in the second quarter of 2024. In a production area of around 5,000 square metres (nearly 54,000 square feet), MULTIVAC will initially start assembling small fully automatic traysealers and compact thermoforming packaging machines. The production of mold sets and dies for packaging machines is also planned from 2025. The site also has a hall area for the storage of spare parts and consumable material, which MULTIVAC can make available to its local customers faster than ever before. 

The new plant is more than just a production facility. Part of the multifunctional building is an area of around 5,000 square metres (nearly 54,000 square feet), which includes a showroom and a training and application center for packaging and bakery machines. "This infrastructure offers our customers, technicians and sales staff here on site the opportunity to delve even deeper into the world of processing and packaging technology and to jointly develop and test customized solutions," summarized Ritesh Dhingra, Managing Director of MULTIVAC India.

The MULTIVAC Group has been represented by a subsidiary in India for more than a decade. The joint venture concluded with the LARAON Group in 2009 was an important milestone for MULTIVAC as part of its internationalization strategy and for opening up new markets in South Asia. 

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