Continued Expansion in Growing Indian Automotive Market
Hirotec Group dedicates the New Assembly Fixture Design and Manufacturing Facility in India
ü State-of-the-Art New Plant aims at integrating Engineering and Assembly of Welding Fixtures
ü Investment of Rs. 40 Crores to meet future growth in India
ü New facility built on 28,328 Square Metres of Land with built up area of 7200 Square Metres
Coimbatore, India, September 19, 2014:
Hirotec Group – Hiroshima, Japan, a Global Technology Leader in Automotive Assembly Welding Fixture; Hemming; Stamping Dies and Production of Sheet Metal parts (Doors and Exhaust systems) today inaugurated its State-of-the-art new integrated facility at Keeranatham; Coimbatore. Built with an investment of Rs. 40 Crores on a total premises of 28,328 Square Metres; the plant has a built up area of 2,700 Square Metres for Assembly Fixture Design and 4,500 Square Metres for Welding Fixture Assembly with Try-out facilities. This facility will replace the previously rented facilities to meet the growing demand for its Assembly Welding Fixture solutions from Indian Automotive Car Manufacturers. This investment is in addition to the Rs. 25 Crores made for the Manufacturing facilities in 2011.
The plant was officially inaugurated today by Mr.Katsutoshi Uno; CEO – Hirotec America; Mr. Mr James B Toeniskoetter, President & COO – Hirotec America and Mr. Takahiro Hayama; President & Director – Hirotec India.
On inaugurating the new facility; Mr.Katsutoshi Uno said that the move to expand the facilities in India is to meet the ever increasing demand for the niche Hemming and Assembly Fixture solutions of the Hirotec group in Indian market. Mr. Uno also emphasised that the continued investments in India since 2005 demonstrates the Group’s commitment to the Indian Automotive market.
Mr. James B Toeniskoetter, President & COO is very happy to note that the journey embarked as a small Engineering company has grown into a full blown Design and Manufacturing of Car body Assembly Fixture solutions to almost all the Car making OEMs in India. Mr. Toeniskoetter also said that we are also taking continuous efforts to bring the group’s global Technical Expertise; Best Practices and 50+ Years of manufacturing experience to provide customized solutions to the Indian market for the success of our customers.
Mr. Takahiro Hayama reiterated that the new integrated facility would further enhance the Quality; Delivery and Cost competitiveness of the company. “The higher focus on localization of Hemming and Welding Fixtures procurement by the Indian Automotive companies presents great growth opportunities to our company” said Mr. Hayama.
About Hirotec India:
Hirotec India; a part of Hirotec Group having Annual Sales of US $ 1.3 Billion with worldwide presence; develops and builds advanced Hemming and Assembly Welding Fixture solutions to produce sheet metal Closures(Doors; Bonnet and Deck lids) of cars.
Leveraging on the committed support of 240+ employees including 130+ Engineers located at multiple facilities in Coimbatore and Pune; the company has successfully installed its Hemming and Assembly Fixture solutions in almost all Indian Auto majors including Ford; Maruti Suzuki; Volkswagen; Honda; Renault Nissan Group; Mahindra and TATA Motors. The Indian Operations also supports the Group’s global requirements in the Design and Manufacturing of Assembly Fixtures.