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Hengst Filtration Unveils State-of-the-Art Facility in Bengaluru




Bengaluru, 14 March 2024: Hengst Filtration, Germany’s leading filtration company, has unveiled its cutting-edge facility in Yelahanka, Bengaluru.   This strategic move aims to address the surging demand for filtration systems in automotive, hydraulics, healthcare, and industrial sectors within the country. With an initial investment of 2 million Euros (INR 17 Crores) allocated towards machinery, IT infrastructure, and warehousing, Hengst Filtration is laying the groundwork for its operations in India. Recognizing India's pivotal role as both a key market and a potential export destination, the company is poised to seize the abundant opportunities present.

Esteemed dignitaries and valued customers, including Mr. Rajinder Singh Sachdeva, Chief Operating Officer, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd, Mr. B. Srinivas, Executive Vice President, Product Strategy & Purchasing, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd, and Mr. Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India Services Pvt. Ltd, graced the inauguration event, underscoring the significance of this expansion.

Speaking on the sidelines of the inaugural event, Christopher Heine, Group CEO, Hengst Filtration said, “India represents a significant growth opportunity for Hengst Filtration. The country's expanding economy, coupled with its growing demand for filtration systems across industries, makes it an ideal fit for our expansion plans. We are confident that our innovative solutions that bundle filtration for industry and the environment will be well-received by our Indian customers.“

Mr. Sandip Mehta, MD, Hengst India said, “We are excited about our latest and most significant expansion into this pivotal market, poised to contribute to reducing emissions in the production environment and enhancing air quality for the people of India. Our substantial investments, totalling around 2 million Euros, underscore our unwavering dedication to India's progress. From automotive to medical technology, our mission is unequivocal: to mitigate emissions, safeguard machinery, and elevate air quality. Each of our products acts as a catalyst for positive change, fostering a cleaner, greener planet. With our diverse portfolio deeply intertwined with India's thriving sectors, we're fully dedicated to nurturing its trajectory of growth. The inauguration of our new facility at Yelahanka symbolizes our steadfast commitment to establishing a robust foothold in the Indian market.

"India boasts exceptional manufacturing prowess and a skilled workforce, which will not only enable us to cater to the domestic market but also to expand into international markets. We anticipate making a significant impact through our partnerships in India and leveraging the nation's potential for global outreach”, Sandip further added.

Spanning across 36,000 square feet, the Yelahanka facility will manufacture a diverse range of products across multiple verticals, exemplifying Hengst's long-term growth strategy for India. This plant stands as a beacon of sustainability, constructed using reusable plastics to reduce carbon emissions, thus positioning it as a forward-looking factory.

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