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FLSmidth MAAG Gear expands in India

World Coal,

FLSmidth MAAG Gear has inaugurated its first assemble and service unit in India. This is now part of the FLSmidth manufacturing unit at the Bawal Growth Centre of Rewari District in Haryana at the Delhi – Jaipur national highway. The company said the new gearbox assembling unit were in line with business and market requirements in India and neighbouring countries.

The new FLSmidth MAAG Gear facility will assemble selected types and sizes of gearboxes locally, for the cement, minerals and power industries, including coal. Using this local base in India means that over 200 gearbox types will be supported. Services, such as inspection, maintenance and overhaul for different gearboxes in the cement, minerals and power Industry are also offered.

The facility is part of the new FLSmidth plot covering 70’000 m2 in the booming Bawal Growth Centre. So far three manufacturing buildings have been completed. With space for two additional buildings, the FLSmidth area allows for further future growth.

FLSmidth MAAG Gear plans to build around 30 gearboxes a year in the new assembly plant. Throughout the past two years, diverse qualifying processes have been used to identify local suppliers who reach the quality standards for various gearbox components. However, all toothed parts will still be imported from FLSmidth MAAG Gear Sp. Z o.o., Poland, where recent major investments have been made in top level bevel gear cutting and testing equipment.

MAAG WPU two-stage gear unit for coal mills – one of the main products assembled in the new plant.

Simon Jensen, President and CEO, FLSmidth MAAG Gear. Said that the assembly shop “confirms our highest standards in terms of equipment, operation, process and safety. A perfect base for assembling the basic range of WPU for vertical mills, and PPU for roller presses and other applications. I am sure this new facility will bring our gearing excellence closer to our customers taking us to the next stage of business in India.”

The inauguration was attended by Freddy Svane, Danish Ambassador to India along with Thomas Schulz, Group CEO, Simon Jensen, CEO – FLSmidth MAAG Gear and Bjarne Moltke Hansen, Country Head, FLSmidth India.

Adapted from press release by Sam Dodson

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