Kollmorgen is expanding its presence in India. The motion control specialists completed a distributor agreement with the Ruju Corporation at the recent SPS/IPC/Drives Expo in Nuremberg. Ruju, based in Ahmedabad in the western Indian state of Gujarat, is part of Hiecon Technologies. Founded in 1996, the leading Industrial automation solution provider is especially active in the textile, packaging and plastics industries as a drive and control technology provider.
During the contract signing, Udo Panenka, managing director of Kollmorgen Europe commented, "For us the partnership with Ruju is an important building block to enable our continued growth in a strong market." Hiren Joshi, owner and CEO of Ruju was very pleased with the prospects offered by the agreement, “Kollmorgen’s high level of expertise in servo drive technology and motion control solutions immediately provides us with real benefits as a premier supplier of automation equipment in our country."
The two executives are also satisfied because the first joint packaging technology projects are already in completion. Alexander Hack, market development manager for Kollmorgen, concludes further benefits of the deal, "Based on our open and standardized product platform, and together with Ruju, we can develop well scaled motion and machine control applications for machine builders in India that are accurately tailored and implement faster." These also include increased opportunities to effectively address the rising energy costs in India with efficient solutions.