Switzerland-based Maag (U.S. operation Charlotte, N.C.) has opened its first sales and service center in India which includes a rotor sharpening workshop for strand pelletizers. The opening of the new India service facility follows the recent expansion of Maag’s sales and service center in Thailand.
The new rotor sharpening center in India will expand Maag’s service footprint in Asia, which is one of the world’s fastest-growing regions for plastics manufacturing and processing. It is the eighth rotor sharpening workshop for Maag, expanding the company’s capabilities beyond Brazil, China, Germany, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and the U.S.
“This is a big step forward for Maag in Asia,” said Thomas Willemsen, vice president of business development for after sales and service centers. “We consider India as one of the most interesting and fastest-growing markets and we decided to be proactive in serving our customers and the industry in India.”
The new sharpening center in India, which opened August 1, is located in Vadodara (Gujarat). Maag made a significant investment in new grinding equipment. In addition to high-quality grinding service for rotors, bed knifes and die plates, Maag offers also short delivery times and service support through its qualified service technician for its customers.
Maag’s rotor sharpening service can handle a broad range of standard rotors and bed knifes which are used in plastics pelletizing. The 1000 m2 production facility in Gujarat is large enough to accommodate future expansion plans, the company said. The India sales and service center employs about six people at the moment.