The largest concrete machinery manufacturer in the world, China based Sany group inaugurated their first manufacturing facility at Pune, India. This is the group’s first manufacturing facility outside China, in the Asia-Pacific region.
Built with an investment of US$70 million, the 330,000 square meter facility includes a manufacturing, product design and customisation center, sales, service, storage, logistics and a research and development (R&D) center. The factory will manufacture trailer-mounted concrete pumps, truck-mounted concrete pumps, concrete mixer trucks, concrete batching plant and motor grader and cranes. Sany plans to supply the Asian, African and Middle-Eastern markets from India.
“Availability of a skilled workforce, presence of good logistics and support from the Maharashtra government were reasons for the choice of Pune as our first offshore destination in India. This country has also provided us with educated, motivated and talented people,” Xiang Wenbo, founder and President of the Sany Group, told the Hindu.
Sany’s association with India, started in 2003 and has been pivotal in the supply of construction machinery to infrastructure projects including the Adani power plant, Mumbai International Airport expansion, the Delhi Metro project and the Indira Gandhi International Airport Project.
In 2009, Sany Group’s sales revenues hit RMB 30.6 billion (US$4.4bn). It plans to accrue a turnover of US$1.5 billion from its India business by 2015. They Sany group, headquartered in Chairman Mao’s home province Hunan, employs over 35,000 people in more than 120 countries, according to the company’s website.