the Indian arm of global power transmission leader Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A.
Bonfiglioli Transmissions Pvt Ltd, the Indian arm of global power transmission leader Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A., has inaugurated its new 42,500 sq. meters assembly facility in Pune. The high-tech, smart plant, operational from November 29, 2023, emphasizes eco-friendliness with 80% solar power usage. Primarily serving the western region, the facility aims to enhance service to over 20 sectors in manufacturing and processes. It prioritizes quick deliveries, reduced lead times, and customized product offerings due to increased proximity.

Kennady V. Kaippally, Country Manager of Bonfiglioli India, said, “We are committed to supporting industrial development in India by supplying smart and efficient systems required for Industry 4.0 operations. The western region represents a high-growth market, and we are expanding our assembly facility in Pune to meet the needs of the evolving market. The new facility has the highest standards of quality and safety, consistent with other Bonfiglioli locations worldwide. It is a hi-tech, real-time smart assembly facility that will help us introduce a wide range of products to 20-odd verticals, including food, packaging, cement, steel, pharmaceutical, textile, material handling, sugar, power generation, paper, and water treatment sectors. We are sure this assembly facility will increase the cost competitiveness in the region for our products and reduce lead time to our customers.”

Following the commencement of the new facility, Bonfiglioli Transmissions has expanded its team size, hiring more skilled staff and technicians. The company, in operation in India since 1998, has three production facilities: two in Chennai, and one in Pune. It is a market leader in the country in a range of gear motors, drive systems, planetary gearboxes, and inverters that find applications in industrial automation, mobile machinery, and renewable energy, among others. Currently, Bonfiglioli has a production capacity of over 3,50,000 units of gearboxes and gear motors, its flagship product categories.

Fausto Carboni, Group CEO Bonfiglioli S.p.A, said, “At Bonfiglioli, this facility symbolizes more than just an infrastructure expansion, it represents a step forward in our dedication to designing cutting-edge and customer-centric solutions. We are strongly committed not just to meet market demands but to exceed them, and the new Pune plant solidifies the company’s position as a leader in Power Transmission and Drive Solutions in the local market, propelling us toward a future defined by innovation and reliability.”

Sonia Bonfiglioli, Chairwoman of Bonfiglioli S.p.A, said, “Twenty-five years ago, I first visited India with my father and what I saw was a vast empty land. Today, I'm proud to say we've built an exceptional company here, with innovative facilities and most importantly, a team of fantastic and motivated people. It's thanks to their hard work that we're inaugurating a new innovative plant. I'm filled with pride knowing how far we've come.”
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