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Kobelco Cranes inaugurates frame fabrication unit at Sricity, AP

Kobelco Cranes India (KCI), one of the leading manufacturers of hydraulic crawler cranes inaugurated the frame fabrication facility at its Sri City plant in Andhra Pradesh. The dedicated facility is spread over 2,100 sq.m. According to the company, “The frame is one of the heaviest and costliest parts of the crane. With this new dedicated facility, the frames that are imported from Japan will now be produced in India.”  The new Frame facility was inaugurated by Mr. Tsukamoto, President & CEO, Kobelco Cranes Japan; and Mr. Izumi, President, Kobelco Cranes India.
“We can achieve the top quality and better production by setting up same instruments and process that KCL Japan maintains,” said, Mr. Izumi.  “Setting up this fabrication unit is one of the major steps in order to actualise its planned export function to neighbouring countries which is already in its business scope in near future hopefully in Year 2013,” he added. Also present on the occasion Ravindra Sannareddy, MD, Sricity said, “We are happy that Kobelco Cranes have expanded their facilities to add a new production line. This will make KCI to employ additional manpower. More employment generation leads to a better economy. Furthermore, we are proud to see the ‘Made in India’ tag on a very prominent product of the crane.”
KCI invested around Rs. 25 crore to setup the frame fabrication unit which increases the production capacity from 90 units to 120 units annually.

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