Indian expansion for FLSmidth MAAG Gear

Indian expansion for FLSmidth MAAG Gear
Published: 09 May 2014

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The first assemble and service unit of FLSmidth MAAG Gear in India was inaugurated on 28 April at the Bawal Growth Centre manufacturing unit, Rewari district, 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.

“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 new FLSmidth MAAG Gear facility will assemble selected types and sizes of gearboxes locally, not only for the cement but also for the minerals and power industries. Using this local base in India means that over 200 gearbox types will be supported more efficiently. Services such as inspection, maintenance and overhaul for different gearboxes in the cement, minerals and power industry are now offered. FLSmidth MAAG Gear plans to build around 30 gearboxes a year in the new assembly plant.

The FLSmidth MAAG Gear facility is part of the new FLSmidth plot covering 70,000m2 in the Bawal Growth Centre. So far three manufacturing buildings have been completed with space for two additional buildings.

Throughout the past two years diverse qualifying processes have been used to identify local suppliers who reach the quality standards for FLSmidth MAAG Gear's various gearbox components. However, all toothed parts will still be imported from FLSmidth MAAG Gear Sp Zoo, Poland, where recent major investments have been made in top level bevel gear cutting and testing equipment.

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 with many important customers and suppliers also present.