Around 140 guests from the public and private sector, as well as employees from India, Austria and other European countries, met in Karjan, India, to inaugurate the factory on 16 October 2019.
In the presence of the owners of Plasser & Theurer, her Excellency the Ambassador for Austria in India, Brigitte Öppinger-Walchshofer, representatives of the Austrian Trade Commission and the board members of Plasser & Theurer and Plasser India, the new manufacturing facility was officially put into operation by Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat. The new factory was completed in record time: from the start of planning in mid-2017, only 2.5 years passed to the start of production in October 2019.
Johannes Max-Theurer, CEO of Plasser & Theurer, thanked everyone involved in the project for the excellent collaboration, which allowed for the creation of this new, important production site. Mr Max-Theurer emphasised the significance of the new factory for the strategic direction of both Plasser India and Plasser & Theurer. “With this new factory and its increased manufacturing capacity, we are better prepared than ever for the growing Indian market.”
“The newly inaugurated production plant in Karjan is a part of Plasser India’s strategy for growth. Today we celebrate the next step in the development of Plasser India: the future development of the company will be based on this new factory, with its cutting-edge technology and green building concept.”
Siegfried Fink, Managing Director at Plasser India