Tognum gains firmer mtu foothold in India
Posted on February 11, 2010
The Tognum Group held a formal ceremony today in the Indian city of Pune to celebrate the opening of a new head office for their subsidiary, MTU India.
• Sales office, training center and workshop consolidate business
• mtu Engineering & Research Centre India also planned at Pune location
Friedrichshafen/Pune, 11 February 2010. The Tognum Group held a formal ceremony today in the Indian city of Pune to celebrate the opening of a new head office for their subsidiary, MTU India. "India’s economic growth is key to the strategic development of the Tognum Group’s Asian operations", said Dr. Ulrich Dohle, CTO, at the opening ceremony. “This includes not only consolidating sales and after-sales operations, but setting up the very first engineering and research centre outside our German headquarters in Friedrichshafen.”
MTU India’s new business unit will work in the field of engine development in Pune. Thus the Tognum Group is pursuing its global strategy not only in production and purchasing operations, but in engine development too. The additional capacities needed for developing engines and propulsion systems in line with future customer and emission requirements are being acquired cost-effectively in Pune.
Over 100 illustrious guests from the world of business and government agencies were welcomed to the inauguration ceremony by Satish Phadke, head of MTU India. The new site spans 3,660 square meters and besides office space includes a logistics center, training center and workshop. Employees moved into the offices and parts of the logistics center at the beginning of December 2009. The workshop and training center have been completed in January 2010. MTU India has other offices in New Delhi, Bangalore, Singrauli and Korba. The new facility at Pune will provide one stop service solution to its customers. Further expansion of the sales and service network to support business is already planned for 2010.