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Chennai, NFAPost: Schwing Stetter India, one of the largest manufacturers of concreting and construction equipment’s across the country, inaugurated its 5th manufacturing facility in Cheyyar, Tamil Nadu.

The state-of-the-art integrated facility of 52 acres comprising 50,000 square metres of built up area will now become a Global Manufacturing hub for Schwing’s concrete boom pumps, stationary pumps, self-loading mixers, shotcrete pumps, excavators, wheel loaders and motor graders.

Schwing Stetter signed an agreement with the Tamil Nadu Government through the Global Investors Meet in 2019 and has already invested 300 crores in this facility. The company will continue to invest in this facility in the next couple of years.

Key features:
-	Use of smart robots for quality & safety critical processes 
-	Centralized energy management system
-	Wastewater treatment
-	Visual & Real-time displays on the shopfloor
-	Plans to induct 25% of its shop floor staff as women

Schwing Stetter, the market leader in concreting equipment industry in India, currently has four factories located in Sriperumbadur. The new facility, built to be sustainable with a natural green cover, focuses on ensuring digitalization of all equipment’s and production process with an extensive usage of telematics, IoT and robotic machine learning. The new facility will also include a NABL Certified Quality Testing Lab and a custom bonded warehouse facility.

Schwing Stetter India, which is a “Centre of Excellence” for training in concreting products is a partner to the IESC Skill Council and will be housing a modernized training centre at its new facility, which will provide skilling to youth across nearby districts.

Global Manufacturing Hub will employ woman workforce in the shop floor as part of initiative towards equality and empowerment of women. This facility is created with all the amenities required by the women workforce.

Speaking at the inauguration, Schwing Stetter India Managing Director V.G. Sakthikumar said it is an historic moment for Schwing Stetter.

“This new facility is the beginning of our journey towards industry 4.0. The smart facility has taken all initiatives to be a sustainable manufacturing unit. The newly inaugurated facility will export to International markets across Africa to ASEAN and cater to the internal needs of Schwing’s subsidiaries across the Globe. Having entered the export market of Bauma, Munich and Eastern Europe, from this global manufacturing hub, we expect to enter Brazil, USA and GCC market,” said V.G. Sakthikumar.

The Global Manufacturing Hub also has space for creating future expansion and hydraulic excavator factory will be ready in the next three months to add a capacity of 7500 units per year. Presently, in this factory, Schwing has increased production capacities, for example, pump by 50%, truck mounted boom pump by four times, Self-loading Mixers by five times and truck mixers and Batching Plant capacity to go up by two times.

Incorporated in June 1998, and commencing its manufacturing operations in 1999, Schwing Stetter India is a 100% subsidiary of Schwing GmbH, a $1.30 billion German concreting machinery manufacturer and a part of XCMG group.

Schwing Stetter is a pioneer in manufacturing equipment for concrete preparation, placement, transportation and recycling. Schwing Stetter (India) Private Limited manufactures concrete batching plants, concrete placing booms, concrete pumps, concrete truck mixers for transporting readymade concrete to construction sites, concrete truck mixers with concrete pumps, concrete recycling plants, plastering pumps, self-loading mixers and sludge pumps.

Schwing Stetter (India) sells and services equipment like concrete pavers, aerial working platform, all-terrain crane, cold milling machine, crawler crane, excavator, horizontal directional drilling, motor grader, rotary drilling rig, tower crane, truck crane and wheel loader are its various newer range of equipments that have been launched recently from GOMACO and XCMG.

The company caters to the requirement of infrastructure developers and also act as an OEM supplier to various cement companies who offer ready mix concrete. Schwing Stetter has its manufacturing units in 12 countries including Germany, Austria, USA, Brazil, Russia, Ostrava, UK, India supported by sales and service centers in France, Netherlands, Austria and Sweden as well as representations in more than 150 countries Worldwide.

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