Zahoransky upbeat on growth prospects

LN Revathy Coimbatore | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on March 25, 2016

Manufacturing unit near Coimbatore sees vast scope for expansion

Three years after relocating to its own premises at Kuppepalayam near Coimbatore, the Indian-arm of German major Zahoransky, which is into manufacture of brush moulds and machines, is gearing up to leverage its strength.

Arvind Chawla, Managing Director, Zahoransky India, said that the initial focus of the company was on making oral care machines and moulds.

“This is just 25 per cent of our built-in capacity. We have enough room to expand, grow four-times bigger in size in say 20 years. And we are intent on this growth plan, to keep the German technology in India,” he said.

Challenge from China

Admitting that China is copying the machines made by the company, he said, “Our challenge is in beating China. All that we seek from the government is faster response for project take-off. Rules and regulations should be clear and transparent; speed will reduce cost.”

Zahoransky Group is into production of brush-making machines – both industrial and household, including oral care, medical, cosmetics, injection moulds and packaging machines.

The manufacturing facility in Coimbatore is the group’s first facility outside Europe. The group has six production sites – four of which are located in Germany and one each in Spain and India.

Claiming that the plant here is the first newly-built platinum rated building in Tamil Nadu, he said, “We have been awarded this rating by the Indian Green Building Council.”

Annual production

The investment on this unit is close to ₹30 crore. From making five–six machines a year initially, the company now makes 25–30 machines a year and each of them is made against order, he said.

Zahoransky India clocked a turnover of ₹55 crore last year, which according to Chawla was double that of the previous two years. The company is quite upbeat about the market potential for such machines now, considering that the Indian-arm of the group caters to the entire South East Asian region.

Published on March 25, 2016
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