MUMBAI — Ahmedabad, India-based auxiliary machine making joint venture Nu-Vu Conair Pvt. Ltd is expanding its facility by adding new land for additional production capabilities.
Nu-Vu Conair is a joint venture between Indian company Nu-Vu Engineers and Cranberry, Pa.-based Conair Group to manufacture and supply auxiliary equipment for plastics processors in India.
“We have design and assembly capabilities [currently], and have to outsource fabrication. With the expansion, fabrication is added, which would cut cost and improve delivery schedules,” said Satish Godase, international business board director, Conair India at the Injection, Blow Molding & PET conference in Mumbai.
The Indian partner has been growing vertically ever since it formed the JV with the U.S. company.
“We are growing on an average 40 percent annually, and it is now mandatory to expand to meet the growing demand, and the second unit would also increase the production,” Godase said. The new unit is scheduled to open in early 2015.
In last couple of years the company has added number of new products to its range such as granulators, chillers and mold temperature control units, he said. More products are in the pipeline.
Currently, the 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Ahmedabad includes an assembly area, paint booth, testing and design center.
On new launches, Godase said, “We have added belt conveyor system to our growing product portfolio last month. With this addition, customers can source all the auxiliary equipment required for their injection, extrusion, blow molding plant from NVC, making them one-stop solution providers.”
The joint venture began in 2007 to manufacture central vacuum conveying systems, drying systems, gravimetric blending systems, chillers and mold temperature control units, crystallizers and granulators.