Husky breaks ground for new facility
in Chennai, India
For release 2009-12-11
Chennai, India - Husky Injection Molding Systems today announced a significant new investment in its global network with the groundbreaking for a new facility in Chennai, India. Once complete, the new 3,300 square meter (35,520 square feet) facility will have sales, customer support, manufacturing and sourcing teams. The location will also support Husky’s growing hot runner business in the region by providing local hot runner and mold refurbishing to reduce lead times.
“Husky is dedicated to helping our customers in India successfully grow their businesses. This region has great potential for future growth and investment here will allow us to provide an expanded offering to our customers,” said John Galt, Husky’s President and CEO. “Our goal is to be a leader in servicing this market. Opening a new facility in Chennai will allow us to better meet the local needs of current and future customers.”
Husky has established strong relationships in India since entering the market in 1999. In 2001, an office was opened in Mumbai to serve local customers, which led to an expanded customer base and increased business in the region. The Chennai facility, which is expected to be operational within one year, marks an important step in Husky’s ongoing investment in India and will allow the company to better serve customers in this and other growing regions.
“Our customers in India and all around the world benefit from working with our strong global team,” said Hari Prakash, Husky’s General Manager, Sales, SAARC. “Investing in local infrastructure allows us to offer customized support combined with all of the advantages of working with an experienced, industry-leading global supplier.”
Husky builds longstanding relationships with customers worldwide and has made a number of recent investments to do so. These include the opening of a larger technical center in Yokohama, Japan, expansion of the technical center in Shanghai, China and the establishment of a new PET and hot runner refurbishing center in Moscow, Russia.
About Husky — Husky Injection Molding Systems (www.husky.ca) is a leading global supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry. The company has more than 40 service and sales offices, supporting customers in over 100 countries. Husky's manufacturing facilities are located in Canada, the United States, Luxembourg and China.
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