SCHWING Stetter India, one of the largest manufacturers of concreting and construction equipment across the country, today inaugurated it's 5th manufacturing facility in Cheyyar, Tamil Nadu.
The state-of-the-art integrated facility of 52 acres comprising of 50,000 square metres of built up area will now become a Global Manufacturing hub for Schwing’s concrete boom pumps, stationary pumps, self-loading mixers, shotcrete pumps, excavators, wheel loaders and motor graders. SCHWING Stetter signed an agreement with the Tamil Nadu Government in the Global Investors Meet in 2019 and has already invested 300 crores in this facility. The company will continue to invest in this facility for the next couple of years.
SCHWING Stetter, the market leader in concreting equipment industry, currently has four factories located in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. The new facility, built to be sustainable with a natural green cover, focuses on ensuring digitalization of all equipment and production process with an extensive usage of telematics, IoT and robotic machine learning.
The new facility will also include a NABL Certified Quality Testing Lab and a custom bonded warehouse facility.
SCHWING Stetter India, which is the “Centre of Excellence” for training in concreting products is a partner to the IESC Skill Council and will be housing a modernized training center at its new facility, which will provide skilling to youth across nearby districts.
Global Manufacturing Hub will employ women workforce in the shop floor as part of initiative towards equality and empowerment of women. This facility is created with all the amenities required by the women workforce.
Speaking at the inauguration, V.G. Sakthikumar, Managing Director, SCHWING Stetter India, said, “Today, is an historic moment for us at SCHWING Stetter.
This new facility is the beginning of our journey towards industry 4.0. The smart facility has taken all initiatives to be a sustainable manufacturing unit. The newly inaugurated facility will export to International markets across Africa to ASEAN and cater to the internal needs of Schwing’s subsidiaries across the Globe. Having entered the export market of Bauma, Munich and Eastern Europe, from this global manufacturing hub, we expect to enter Brazil, USA and GCC market.
The Global Manufacturing Hub also has space for creating future expansion and hydraulic excavator factory will be ready in the next three months to add a capacity of 7500 units per year. Presently, in this factory, SCHWING has increased production capacities, for example, pump by 50%, truck mounted boom pump by four times, Self-loading Mixers by five times and truck mixers and Batching Plant capacity to go up by two times.