Germany's Hosokawa Alpine AG and India's Rajoo Engineers Ltd. have ended their technical collaboration in blown film technology, according to a statement from the German firm at the recent Plastindia trade show.
The two companies formed their partnership in 2010, and according to Rajoo executives at that time, the two firms would work on developing blown film equipment using some technology from the Augsburg, Germany-based Hosokawa Alpine but manufactured in India by Rajoo.
A senior executive at Rajkot, India-based Rajoo declined to elaborate on the reasons and exact timing of the decision.
“We have mutually decided to go on our own way,” said President Sunil Jain.
When they announced the partnership in 2010, Rajoo said one goal of the deal was to create better-quality but affordable blown film lines to sell to customers in India and Africa, including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania.
In an interview at the K 2010 show in Germany, Rajoo Chairman Chandrakant Doshi had said Rajoo would also be supplying subassemblies to Alpine's factory in Germany.
Hosokawa Alpine said it would go ahead on its own in the Indian and African markets, through its Chennai, India-based subsidiary Hosokawa Micron India, which it established a decade ago.