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MHI and Anupam establish Heavy-duty crane Manufacturing Company in India Print E-mail
Written by Ganesh   
Friday, 11 November 2011
New Delhi: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Anupam Industries Limited (Anupam) of India have jointly established Anupam-MHI Industries Limited, a company to manufacture heavy-duty material handling equipment, including quayside container cranes, in India. The new JV is capitalized in the amount of Rs. 1,880 million (188 crore), with Anupam holding 51% and MHI owning 49%.

Plans call for the JV to establish two plants respectively overseeing production and assembly of structural components and to commence operation in the first half of 2012, having annual production capacity of 60 units.

Anupam, which was founded in 1973, is India's largest overhead crane builder. The company has completed numerous deliveries of various cranes to the steel, power, construction, cement, shipyard, fertilizer, petrochemicals, and heavy and general engineering sectors.

The head office is located in Anand, Gujarat, India's westernmost state. The company handles manufacturing, marketing and after-sales service for port-use loading and unloading equipment, including container cranes and unloaders; bulk material handling systems for transferring bulk products such as coal; and steel plant logistics systems, including overhead traveling cranes. Mr. Mehul Patel of Anupam serves as CEO of the new company.

In 2010 MHI licensed heavy-duty material handling equipment technology to Anupam. By combining MHI's product development and manufacturing expertise and engineering know-how relating to installation with Anupam's production bases and local marketing/service network, the two companies are engaging dynamically to develop their market in India. The two parties have discussed establishing a JV in the country from the beginning of their collaboration.

The heavy-duty material handling system and port cranes market is expected to grow significantly in Asian countries, including India, which views port facility improvement as one of the country's growth strategies, as well as in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Going forward MHI will continue to strengthen its aggressive marketing activities, leveraging the new JV with Anupam as a production base that will further enhance MHI's capability to respond to the needs of the global market.

The creation of the new JV is aimed at aggressively exploring India's fast-growing market, with the Asian and Middle East and Africa (MEA) markets also in sights, by strengthening business collaboration between MHI and Anupam, to which MHI has already licensed related technologies, and further enhancing the cost competitiveness of their products.

Mehul Patel of Anupam and Shuji Karasuda, Senior General Manager of Industrial Machinery Business, Technology & Solutions Davison, MHI signed the JV agreement.

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