Düsseldorf, Germany — Germany's Unicor GmbH and India's Kabra Extrusiontechnik Ltd. announced a partnership at K 2016 that will have Kabra making Unicor's corrugated pipe extrusion machinery for the fast-growing Indian market.
The partnership was announced Oct. 21 at K and is designed to provide lower-cost versions of Unicor equipment aimed at India and surrounding countries.
“For us, it will be a real big step,” said Klaus Kaufmann, managing director of Hassfurt, Germany-based Unicor. “Because we are giving our complete drawings and expertise to a partner, it is really like a marriage.”
In an interview at Unicor's booth, Kaufmann said the deal does not include any equity investment by either company.
Mumbai-based Kabra, which makes extrusion machinery for some pipe and blown films, does not manufacture corrugated pipe extrusion equipment.
The agreement covers equipment covering a range of sizes, from 3-millimeters diameter technical pipe to 2.4-meter diameter drainage pipe. It will be manufactured in Kabra's factories in Daman, India.
A news release said the partnership aims to offer “value for money solutions in India as well as other strategic markets.”