Schwing Stetter India, one of the largest manufacturers of concreting and construction equipment in the country, today inaugurated its fifth manufacturing facility in Cheyyar, Tamil Nadu. The company, which is not only looking to make the most of the boost given to infrastructure development in the recently announced 2021 Union Budget, will also use its fifth plant in India to drive an aggressive export strategy.
The state-of-the-art integrated facility spread across 52 acres, comprising 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, which had signed an agreement with the Tamil Nadu government at the Global Investors Meet in 2019, has already invested Rs 300 crore in this facility. It plans to continue to invest in this facility in the next couple of years
Schwing Stetter currently has four factories located in Sriperumbadur, Tamil Nadu. The new facility, built to be sustainable with a natural green cover, focuses on ensuring digitalisation 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.
Speaking at the inauguration, VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India, said, “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.”
Hi-tech training centre
Schwing Stetter India, which is a Centre of Excellence for training in concreting products is a partner to the IESC Skill Council and will be housing a modernised training centre at its new facility, which will provide skilling to youth across nearby districts.
The Global Manufacturing Hub will also employ woman workforce in the shopfloor as part of initiative towards equality and empowerment of women. This facility is created with all the amenities required by the women workforce.
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 7,500 units per year. At present, 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 will go up by two times.
Schwing Stetter has its manufacturing units in 12 countries including Germany, Austria, USA, Brazil, Russia, Ostrava, UK and India supported by sales and service centres in France, Netherlands,