Friday, June 9, 2017

Höganäs India celebrates the inauguration of its new technology center in India. On Tuesday 4th April.17 the ITEC was officially opened in the presence of Mr. Staffan Bohman- Chairman Hoganas Group board of directors and Mr. Melker Jernberg –CEO & President Hoganas AB, Mr. Fredrik Emilson –President APAC, Mr. Baba Kalyani – Chairman & M.D Bharat Forge Ltd. A large number of customers, OEMs & other business partners participated.

While Staffan emphasized the Owners & the Höganäs Board’s full support & encouragement for the India strategy, Melker in his speech assured all the Indian customers of Höganäs commitment to develop the Indian market & support them fully with the facilities. There is great scope for expanding the facilities & offerings as per customer needs, he pointed out.

The Chief guest Baba Kalyani in his speech presented a very promising growth story for both the Indian economy & the auto industry in the near future and this quite enthused the audience.

The Technology Centre will start with facility for analysis so that immediate support can be given to customers. Also, the ITEC engineers will be available on call to visit customers One major contribution of ITEC to Indian customers is CSI that is already on offer for the last few years. The new center, located in Hadapsar Industrial Estate beside having data generation facilities for fatigue & tribology to start with besides a Water Treatment Lab, which in fact attracted a lot of interest from the Indian customers/visitors.

In summary, the opening of the new ITEC facilities promises to be a significant milestone in our journey to grow & serve the Indian market.

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