Brother Constructs New Machine Tool Plant in India
February 7, 2023
Brother Industries, Ltd.
Brother Industries, Ltd. (President: Ichiro Sasaki) has decided to build a machine tool production plant near Bengaluru in southern India. Scheduled to be completed in September 2024, the total project cost is expected to be approximately 2 billion yen.
In the Brother Group Vision "At your side 2030" for FY2030, Brother has positioned the industrial area as a focus area, and the first three-year plan, CS B2024 (FY2022-2024), aims for significant growth in the industrial equipment business handling machine tools.
India currently has a population of over 1.4 billion people, and the population and economy are expected to continually grow with a large market growth potential primarily for automobiles and motorcycles. In March 2022, BROTHER MACHINERY INDIA PRIVATE LTD., in Bengaluru to provide after-sales service, technical support, and marketing to this growing market. Production capability will be added to BROTHER MACHINERY INDIA PRIVATE LTD., and a new plant will be built at the Japan Industrial Township (JIT) in the Tumakuru district, about 1.5 hours by car from BROTHER MACHINERY INDIA PRIVATE LTD.
Machine tools are currently produced at the Kariya Plant in Japan and BROTHER MACHINERY XIAN CO., LTD. in China, but by producing machine tools in India, Brother will build a system that can deliver to Indian customers in short amounts of time.
The new plant is scheduled for completion in September 2024, with production planned to begin in December of the same year. In addition, solar panels will be installed on the roof as an initiative to reduce CO2 emissions. Part of the electricity required to operate the plant will be covered by renewable energy, and CO2 emissions are planned to be reduced by approximately 600 tons annually.
Outline of new plant
|Location||J-4, J-7 & J-8 Japanese Industrial Township Vasanthanarsapura 3rd Phase Industrial Area Tumkur Karnataka, 572138, INDIA|
|Facility use||Machine Tool Manufacturing|
|Estimated start of construction||Spring 2023|
|Estimated time of completion||September 2024|
|Total floor area||7,300m2|
BROTHER MACHINERY INDIA PRIVATE LTD. summary (as of January 2023)
|Company name||BROTHER MACHINERY INDIA PRIVATE LTD.|
|Location||SB111 112, 1st Stage, 2nd Cross, Peenya Indl Estate, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India 560058|
|Business details||After-sales service, technical support, and marketing of machine tools in India (repair and sales of parts, seminars, exhibitions, technical guidance, etc.)|
|Date of establishment||March 28, 2022|