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Makino India recently inaugurated a new technology centre in Bhosari, Pune, to support its rapidly growing customer base in the western region of India. The construction of the facility, which started in 2019, was completed in the subsequent year, is now officially opened through an Inaugural Open-house on April 27th, 2023. The new technology centre in an acre campus, with a built in facility of over 25,000 sq. ft.
The three-day event kicked off with a welcome address by Mr. Raghava Badhya T. V., President & Director of Makino India. Other senior Makino executives including Mr. Neo Eng Chong, CEO & President of Makino Asia; Mr. Ramakrishnan S., Vice President & Director of Makino India; Mr. Shrikant M. Narvekar, Regional Head (West) of Makino India; and Mr. Hidehiko Yamamoto, Die-mold Specialist from Makino-Japan graced the occasion. The event was attended by over 80 CEOs, Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, and General Managers of renowned manufacturing companies in the western region and business partners of this event.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Raghava Badhya, said: “As we inaugurate our new technology center in Pune, Maharashtra, we mark a significant milestone in our journey of customer-centricity and technological innovation. By bringing ourselves closer to our valued customers in western India, we aim to deepen our relationships, understand their unique needs, and provide tailored solutions that drive their success. This state-of-the-art facility serves as a testament to our commitment to excellence and strengthens our presence in this dynamic region. Together with our dedicated team, we are excited to showcase the latest advancements in machine tool technology, empowering our customers to embrace the future of manufacturing. We look forward to forging new partnerships, fostering growth, and contributing to the industrial development of India.”
After the inauguration ceremony, a session on ‘Makino’s solutions towards manufacturing transformation’ was presented by Mr. Ramakrishnan, followed by a presentation by Mr. Yamamoto on ‘Global Die-Mold Industry Trends’.
Chief Guest Mr. Neo in his key note address said, “Undoubtedly, this Makino ‘Technology Center’ in India stands out as one of our finest globally. Personally, I thoroughly enjoy my visits to India and truly appreciate the unwavering energy and enthusiasm exhibited by our Indian colleagues. Makino is a truly global company, serving customers from diverse backgrounds across the world. We are privileged to leverage our global experience here in India, enabling us to provide superior service and support to our valued customers.”
At the event, a dozen Makino business partner companies of this event also showcased their unique solutions, including automation, cutting tools, and tool holders. By inviting these partner companies to participate, Makino successfully demonstrated the benefits of leveraging the right technologies on the shop floor to achieve rapid return on investment.
Makino India Private Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Makino Asia Pte Ltd., Singapore (a subsidiary of Makino Milling Machine Co., Japan). Makino India has been operating in India since 1995, with its manufacturing operations commencing in Bengaluru in 2002. In 2013, Makino established its second Fixture Factory in Coimbatore, and due to its growth, the company is expanding its fixture factory in another location within Coimbatore to significantly increase its capacity.
Over the years, Makino India has successfully established fully-fledged technology centers in key Indian cities including Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai, and Pune. Furthermore, a dedicated 'Service Management & Training Center' has been established in Bengaluru. Additionally, Makino India has set up a distinctive corporate social responsibility initiative called the ‘Technical Training Center’ in Bengaluru, which has played a pivotal role in nurturing and transforming more than 765 young students into skilled engineering professionals. This initiative has not only contributed to the growth of Makino as an organisation, but has also benefitted its valued customers and the wider manufacturing industry
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