06/03/2013

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Profine: Production in India started

On 25 May 2013, profine Group inaugurated its new production site in Vadodara, India. The plant is currently running three extrusion lines that produce country specific systems to German quality standards with a capacity to an annual production level of 3,000 tonnes of profiles.

"We are pleased to take this further step in one of the world's largest growth regions and to contribute to the sustainable expansion of this market together with our customers," said Dr Peter Mrosik, owner and CEO of profine Group, at the opening ceremony.

With its Kömmerling brand, profine has been active in India for six years, and its subsidiary based in New Delhi is regarded as the leading profile importing company on this market. The new production site will be manufacturing systems marketed specif-ically in India, including the outward opening 58 mm "Gold Asea" and the sliding system "Orta".

profine has invested a total of more than €4m in this location of about 14,000 m2. Dr Peter Mrosik: "The production plant in Vadodara is a clear sign of our commitment to the Indian market and to its extraordinary growth opportunities."

At the opening ceremony attended by more than 120 guests, Dr Mrosik and profine COO Gerhard Schwager stressed in particular the personal commitment of Farid Khan, Country Manager for India, and Christian Amling, Head of Operations Asia, whose teams had managed to set up the plant in just a few months.

Located in the northwestern state of Gujarat, Vadodara is one of the emerging metropolises of India and is regarded as a significant trade and logistics centre. Populated by 1.7 million inhabitants, the city has also been expanding for some time as an industrial location - with the corre-sponding infrastructure and a large potential of qualified skilled workers.

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