Maag, a worldwide-leading manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, filtration systems and pulverisers for use in the plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, was hosting an Open House on Nov. 24 at its new rotor-sharpening workshop and service center in the city of Vadodara (Gujarat), India, which is located 400km north of Mumbai.
This new presence in the rapidly expanding Asian plastics market means that Maag now has manufacturing or service/sales facilities in six Asian countries, with India joining China, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand, while Brazil, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France and the United States are non-Asian countries that are home to Maag manufacturing or service operations.
The Open House was hosted by Ueli Thuerig, CEO of Maag, and Thomas Willemsen, Maag’s Vice President of Business Development, After Sales and Service Centres. Also in attendance were Dana Anand, General Manager of Dover India, and 70 visitors from various companies in India.
What the attendees observed was a workshop that is fully equipped with a functioning rotor-grinding operation that includes the most modern sharpening equipment for strand pelletisers in India. The facility will also offer pump and pelletiser repair services and process support. Seven full-time employees currently work at the facility, all of whom have been trained at Maag’s operation in Germany, which allows them to produce the highest level of equipment quality and service for their customers. Also on display at the Open House were pump, pelletiser, pulveriser and screen-changer technologies from Maag and the recently acquired Gala and RE Scheer, the operations of which have been fully integrated into Maag.