Hettich Opens the 5th Factory in India

One of the largest manufacturers of furniture fittings in the world, Hettich is all set to boost its manufacturing capabilities in India to provide better service to Indian and international markets.

The family-owned legacy brand of 135 years performed the inauguration at their facility in Indore (Madhya Pradesh) to start the construction of its fifth manufacturing plant in India.

Hettich production facility at Indore, India/img: Hettich

The new factory will be a green field project and is expected to start commercial production by the end of 2025.

The Hettich Group's mission is to make India as their 2nd big manufacturing hub, after Germany. The mission ‘Make in India, Make for the World’ is well aligned with the Government of India’s clarion call for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

The Hettich Group began its journey in India a decade ago with the first state-of-the-art facility in Vadodara (Gujarat) in 2013.

The brand is now investing Rs 700 crore (equal to 84 million US$) over the next 3 years to set up two additional manufacturing plants, Indore being one of them. This will increase the total number of plants in India to five. Additionally, the brand has a joint venture with the Adventz Group.

Andre Eckholt, Managing Director of Hettich (India, SAARC, Middle East and Africa) said: “As the only global brand in our industry with local manufacturing capabilities in India, expanding our manufacturing footprint in the country is essential. It ensures that we not only maintain proximity to our customers and meet their business requirements with agility, but also establish and sustain a robust supply chain.”

Its product portfolio comprises a repertoire of furniture fittings and door hardware made with cutting-edge German quality, complemented by wire products, aluminum profiles, shelving systems, built-in appliances and furniture lights, thereby providing holistic fitting solutions for all residential and commercial spaces.

Vadodara expansion

Meanwhile, Hettich inaugurated its third state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Vadodara, focusing on producing drawer channels, effectively doubling its production capacity. It is equipped to take care of the entire product life cycle right from raw material to finished goods.

Dr. Andreas said: “Vadodara is the very place where we initiated our manufacturing footprint in India. It is truly emotional for us as we inaugurate our third plant here. Additionally, we are also expanding the manufacturing capabilities of our existing plants to boost overall production.”

Eckholt played a pivotal role in establishing Hettich’s first-ever plant in India in Vadodara. He spearheaded the entire setup process from inception to fruition. “Vadodara holds a special place in my heart as this is where I laid the foundation for Hettich’s first manufacturing plant in India. It represents a milestone of great emotional value.”

On the additional factory, he said, “We are making significant investments in expanding our capacity and digitization to meet the increasing demand for innovative and multi-functional furniture in both domestic and international markets. The new plant in Vadodara has also created additional direct and indirect job opportunities.”

Source: Woodnews


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