In his address at the opening ceremony with around 350 guests and employees, Dietmar Heinrich, CFO of Dürr AG, emphasized: “We see tremendous growth potential in India. In the years to come, India will play an even more important role for the Dürr Group than is already the case today.”
Schenck RoTec can look back on a long history in India. The company has been developing and manufacturing balancing machines at this location for the local market since 1986. Since 2020, Schenck India also operates as a center of competence for tire and wheel assembly machines to additionally serve the global market. An IT area including a software development center is also based at this site. To date, around 225 employees have been working on 12,500 m2 (134,548 ft2) in Noida. The extension now makes it possible to hire additional IT specialists and increase the production capacity of the Tire & Wheel business.
The new building complex is 200 meters (656 feet) away from the existing site. 3,900 m2 (35,521 ft2) of the total surface of approximately 5,600 m2 (60,278 ft2) are dedicated to Tire & Wheel manufacturing. “Schenk India is a key pillar of our international business, boasting experienced, highly motivated employees. I’m convinced that the new production hall is a major milestone on our path toward further global growth”, stresses Jörg Brunke, CEO of the Measuring and Process Systems Division of the Dürr Group, of which Schenck RoTec is part.
The remaining approximately 1,700 m2 (24,756 ft2) of the new building provide space for the IT area and the software development center with around 80 employees. The department is expected to grow to a total of 100 employees by the end of this year. The modern premises are designed for cooperative and creative collaboration. The development of IT competence is part of the digitalization strategy of the Dürr Group.