Frankfurt/Main, Germany – Kion Group AG has opened a new manufacturing plant in India.
The new facility, which the company claims is India’s largest production facility for intralogistics equipment, is located in Pune, Maharashtra.
The ultra-modern plant, on an area of around 25 hectares (roughly 62 acres), builds diesel and electric forklifts as well as battery-powered lift trucks and reach trucks. The new plant is equipped with a total of three assembly lines including a paint shop, parts warehouse and an R&D centre.
In addition, the new plant has a solar power plant with 700 kilowatt amperes for energy generation as well as in-house processes for water conservation and waste management.
“We realized the Indian market has been growing very rapidly and the demand for high performance products has been increasing as well,” said CP Quek, chief Asia Pacific officer and a member of Kion’s Executive Board, attending the launch ceremonies.
The company is spending approximately 15 million euros on the new plant and creating more than 100 additional jobs in Pune.
The Kion Group has had a presence in India, an important growth market, since 2011.
Kion India has been the country’s leading industrial truck and warehouse technology vendor since 2016 through sales of the well-known Italian brand, OM, and its Indian-Italian brand, OM Voltas. In addition to the OM and OM Voltas products, Kion India also sells industrial trucks, warehouse technology and services from Baoli in China and the German brand, Linde.
The range includes diesel forklift trucks from 1.5 to 16 tonnes, electric forklift trucks from 1.5 to 3.5 tonnes as well as industrial trucks, warehouse technology and intralogistics services.
Kion India is also selling new automated supply chain solutions from Kion brand Dematic.
The company’s countrywide sales and service network includes more than 40 locations and dealerships with over 100 sales outlets. Kion India currently employs around 400 employees.
该公司称这是印度最大的内部物流设备生产厂，位于马哈拉施特拉邦的浦那。 这家超现代化的工厂占地约25公顷（约62英亩），生产柴油和电动叉车以及电池驱动的叉车和前移式叉车，新工厂共有三条装配线，包括一条喷漆车间，零件仓库和研发中心。 此外，新工厂还拥有一个太阳能发电厂，该发电厂的发电功率为700千瓦安培，并且内部流程用于节水和废物管理。 “我们意识到印度市场发展非常迅速，对高性能产品的需求也在不断增长，”出席开幕式的凯恩（Kion）执行董事会成员，首席亚太区总裁CP Quek说。 该公司在新工厂上的投资约为1500万欧元，并在浦那创造了100多个新的就业机会。
自2011年以来，Kion集团就在印度这个重要的增长市场中占有一席之地。 自2016年以来，Kion India一直通过销售意大利著名品牌OM及其印度意大利品牌OM Voltas成为该国领先的工业卡车和仓库技术供应商。除了OM和OM Voltas产品之外，Kion India还提供从中国的宝利和德国品牌林德销售工业卡车，仓库技术和服务。 范围包括1.5到16吨的柴油叉车，1.5到3.5吨的电动叉车以及工业用卡车，仓库技术和内部物流服务。 凯傲印度公司还销售凯傲品牌Dematic的新型自动化供应链解决方案。 该公司的全国性销售和服务网络包括40多个地区和经销商以及100多个销售网点。KionIndia目前拥有约400名员工。