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APW President expands Bangalore factory, plans to add new plating facility in 2009

Mumbai, APW President Systems, the pioneer in enclosure systems (which play a vital role in telecom, IT and electronics infrastructure), has expanded the capacity of its manufacturing unit at Attibele, Bangalore with the addition of a 45,000 sq feet plot. Construction of the new plating facility and factory premises will start by 20th of December, 2008 and be completed by Aug-Sept 2009.

In 2005, the company’s adjacent manufacturing unit in Bangalore, also at Attibele, was expanded by a massive 65,000 sq ft, including the very latest manufacturing technologies. This was an addition to the original 55,000 sq ft plant plot with which the company started operations in Bangalore.

Along with the 43,500 sq ft Pune plant, the company now has a total of 1,63,500 sq ft of manufacturing space in India.

“We already enjoy a leadership position in enclosure systems, and with the addition of this new plating facility at Attibele, we have enhanced our manufacturing capacity in India significantly. While the media is awash with talk of recession, lay-offs, frozen credit lines and falling profits, our company has continued its silent but confident march towards accomplishing its immediate expansion plans,” said E.A. Elias, Managing Director, APW President Systems.

“The significance of this acquisition is not simply in the value of the land, but rather the confidence in our ability to forge ahead despite the current downturn in the economy, which also affects our market sector. We believe strongly that the ‘India growth story’ will continue, albeit after a momentary dip. And we also believe in our own ability to chart our destiny and maintain our record of sustained growth,” Elias added.

State-of-the-art Facilities

The Bangalore plant is furnished with the latest machinery for sheet metal manufacturing. The fully-integrated facility includes robotic welding, turret punching and automated sheet bending machines. Other facilities include a hot phosphate pre-treatment line, wet-paint and powder-coating paint shops, chemical evaluation laboratory, CNC controlled machinery, extensive storage, assembly and shipping areas, an effluent treatment plant for meeting pollution control norms, a water treatment plant etc.

In the Pune plant, the line of modern equipment added includes a CNC Turret Punching Press, two CNC bending machines and a more efficient CNC shearing machine. Also new is the addition of the latest Powder Coating Plant, which includes a conveyorised environment-friendly pretreatment process and fully automated Powder Coating system. The state-of-the-art equipment ensures highly consistent quality levels and also results in very efficient powder recovery.