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MULTIVAC Group Opens New Facility

Less than two years have passed since the MULTIVAC Group’s new production facility in India has begun its contruction. The state-of-the-art building complex for Sales and Production, which will open in early 2024, boasts a 10,000 square meter floor area and was made possible by an expenditure of approximately nine million euros. At first, the site will employ about sixty people. The objective is to maximize supply through regional closeness and faster delivery times to consumers in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and India.

The second quarter of 2024 will see the opening of the new factory. Initially, MULTIVAC will begin manufacturing compact thermoforming packaging machines and small fully automatic traysealers in a 5,000 square meter production facility. Beginning in 2025, mold sets and dies for packing machinery will also be produced. Additionally, the location features a hall area where MULTIVAC stores consumable materials and replacement parts so that they may be delivered to local customers more quickly than previously.

The new plant is not merely a place of manufacture. An area of around 5,000 square meters, comprising a showroom and a training and application center for packing and bakery machines, is part of the multipurpose structure. According to Ritesh Dhingra, Managing Director of MULTIVAC India, “this infrastructure offers our customers, technicians, and sales staff here on site the opportunity to delve even deeper into the world of processing and packaging technology and to jointly develop and test customised solutions.”

“The South Asian region has become increasingly important for us in recent years,” said Christian Traumann, CEO of the MULTIVAC Group, who opened the plant together with the Group Presidents Dr Christian Lau (COO) and Dr Tobias Richter (CSO). “Us opening a modern plant in one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the world today is therefore a further milestone in the internationalisation of MULTIVAC.” The company now has 13 other production sites in Germany, Austria, Spain, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Japan and the USA, as well as more than 80 sales and service companies worldwide.

The demand for packaging machines for fresh food is constantly increasing in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, as supermarkets are gaining in importance alongside traditional local markets. “With our new plant in India, we will be able to provide food manufacturers as well as medical device companies with even better state-of-the-art packaging technology and responsive service thanks to our regional proximity and new production capacity – from production to installation and putting into service, through to maintenance,” explained Christian Traumann.