Keller & Kalmbach Group has formed a joint venture with Indian-based Mohindra Fasteners Ltd, a manufacturer of cold and hot forged fasteners and precision machined components for automotive and industrial applications, to provide local support to industrial customers in India.
As well as providing local support, the joint venture, named KK Mohindra Fastenings Private Limited, will look to continuously expand its activities and implement VMI, Kanban and other C-parts management tools to Indian and international industrial plants in India – using a variety of eLogistics solutions such as RFID based Kanban systems, etc.
KK Mohindra Fastenings is planning to start its operations in about six months in Pune and will enlarge its horizon to other geographical locations in the next phase to cater customers on a Pan-India basis.
“With KK Mohindra Fastenings, we will combine the best of both worlds – the manufacturing expertise of Mohindra Fasteners on the Indian market and the specialisation of Keller & Kalmbach in terms of intelligent and customised C-parts management for industrial companies. In addition to fasteners, KK Mohindra Fastenings will offer a wide range of C-parts and will always focus on efficiency, supply security and process optimisation with intelligent C-part management tools. With our experience in application technology, we optimise material flow and aim to build responsible partnerships with our customers in India and offer new ways of thinking in the manufacturing industry,” summarises Dr Florian Seidl, managing director at Keller & Kalmbach.
“The Indian industry is at a crossroads where the customers today are looking to enjoy the value added services, which are being enjoyed by their counterparts in the developed markets; over and above the good quality of the product. Being a fastener manufacturer, we needed a specialist who understands the industry requirements by providing world-class inventory service at an affordable price. Based in Germany, Keller & Kalmbach fits into this role perfectly. We are excited to present the new company,” says Deepak Arneja, managing director and CEO at Mohindra Fasteners Limited.
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