LAPP invests Rs 220 mn in Bhopal manufacturing facility
The company has installed new state-of-the-art, high-end machinery like Rosendahl Insulation line and Tubular Stranding Line for doubling its production capacity.
LAPP, a leading supplier of integrated solutions and branded products in the field of cable and connection technology for global industries, announced their investment of Rs 220 million in their manufacturing facility in Pilukhedi, Bhopal. The investment aims to strengthen LAPP’s foothold in India towards its vision of Rs 10 billion by 2020.
LAPP’s Bhopal manufacturing facility was established in the year 2012 and with an initial investment of Rs 450 million, which now grows to a total of Rs 810 million. Currently, the facility is spread across 60,000 sq. ft. with the capacity to produce 2,16,000 km of single core wires catering to the fast-expanding Building and Panel Builders sector as well as 36,000 km of multicore cables. With this investment, the facility has been expanded by an additional 30,000 sq. ft. The company has installed new state-of-the-art, high-end machinery like Rosendahl Insulation line and Tubular Stranding Line for doubling its production capacity. These additions will help serve the OEMs, automation, machine tools, panel builders, and residential and commercial building markets. LAPP India has procured braiding machines to support the growing demand for shielded multicore cables and data communication cables for the process industries such as food and beverage.
The extended facility was inaugurated in the presence of Georg Stawowy, Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, LAPP Holding AG, Dr Hilmar Doering, Chief Human Resource Officer and Member of Supervisory Board, and Hyungeon Park, Chief Technology Officer, Lapp Asia Pacific. The event was also graced by LAPP’s channel partners and the customers.
“Bhopal plant is the most productive factory of LAPP. This year investment will not only double de facto Bhopal’s production capacity in power and control cables under our ÖLFLEX brand, but also allow LAPP to expand in the growing market of communication cables with the production of our UNITRONIC brand and meet the demands of our rapidly growing and evolving customers,” said Gorge Stowowy at the event.
The facility will now have an extended warehouse capacity and will serve as a mother warehouse to deliver products to customers located across India.
“Our Bhopal plant is a major contributor to our growth in India. Due to its geographical advantage, it helps us deliver the products faster across India and fully contribute to the delightful purchase experience of our customers,” says Marc Jarrault, MD, LAPP India.
LAPP marks the 20thanniversary of its manufacturing presence in India in 2018. Being the first multinational in the field of cable and connection technology to establish operations in India, LAPP India is the second largest company of the LAPP Group outside Germany.
Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, LAPP is a leading supplier of integrated solutions and branded products in the field of cable and connection technology. The group’s portfolio includes standard and highly flexible cables, industrial connectors and screw technology, customised system solutions, automation technology and robotics solutions for the intelligent factory of the future, as well as technical accessories. LAPP’s core market is in the industrial machinery and plant engineering sector. Other key markets are in the food industry as well as the energy and the mobility sector.
LAPP has remained in continuous family ownership since it was founded in 1959. Today, LAPP globally is a one billion plus Euro company. LAPP currently employs approximately 3,700 people across the world, has 17 production sites and over 41 sales companies. It also works in cooperation with around 100 foreign representatives.
In India, LAPP started its operations in 1998 and provided about 2,00,000 km of cables per year (power, control, instrumentation and data cables) along with connectors, accessories and end-to-end systems to over 7,000 customers Pan-India. Currently, LAPP in India employs 300 people and has a strong network of 180 dealers. It has two manufacturing units, 23 sales offices, five servicing points, five warehouses, a state-of-the-art laboratory, a full-fledged innovation and engineering centre and three Centres of Excellence (CoE) in reputed engineering colleges to foster innovation across India.
Key highlights of the plant:
- Cumulative Bhopal plant investment Rs 81 crore
- Increased production capacity to 2,16,000 km of single core & 36,000 km of multicore wires
- New state-of-the-art machinery installed - Rosendahl Insulation line and Tubular Stranding Line
- Increased warehouse capacity