NEW YORK - Nypro Inc. and the Fal Division of India's Tata Group will open a custom injection molding and mold-making operation in the southern Indian city of Bangalore by October, according to a Nypro official. Randall Barko, Nypro's vice president for sales, said the joint venture initially will occupy 10,000 square feet of a renovated building, to include six injection molding machines for the tele-communications markets.
Initial employment will be 24-30, with starting investment in the plant and equipment at about $1 million.
Barko said a doubling of capacity in the ``phased-in investment'' is likely, and capacity in Bangalore could be increased sixfold.
Other ventures in other parts of India also are possible, Barko said in an interview at the Medical Design & Manufacturing East show, held June 4-6 in New York.
Although not a clean-room molding operation, the facility will be molding in a clean environment.
India is not ready for a sophisticated facility, he said, but the potential for more advanced medical manufacturing exists in Bangalore.
Technical support for the Bangalore molding operation will come from Nypro's Singapore office, he said.
The Fal Division will be both a partner in the operation and a customer, Barko said. Tata Group is based in Madras, India.