Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum celebrates the completion of a decade of its Indian subsidiary. Although vacuum technologies from Leybold Vacuum had been present in the Indian market before, the subsidiary was founded to deepen the engagement with local market. Since inception, the focus has been on offering complete application support along with an augmented service portfolio. In 2013, Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum set-up its India Head-office in Bangalore, in order to work closely with the Indian scientific community as well as offer sales and service support to neighboring South Asian markets.
Committed to customers
Besides superior technology and service offerings, a major factor behind Leybold Vacuum’s success in the India region has been its strong customer relationships built on reliability and trust. Be it large global companies or India’s space research program, Leybold Vacuum’s technologies have been an integral part of the economic success of its customers. “Our Bangalore facility has enabled us to be in proximity to key customers as well as leverage the local solutions business. Our key customers like the Department of Space are located in Bangalore and this facility would enable us to better serve their needs. Through our staff of trained engineers we offer complete solutions to customers rather than merely selling products”, says Muniram Sreenivasulu, General Manager Sales and Service of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum India, who has been grooming the 10-fold growth of this subsidiary for the last ten years.
“We continue to invest proactively in emerging markets”, says Dr. Martin Fuellenbach, CEO Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, “We have further strengthened local leadership by appointing industry veteran Mr. Parnandi Ravindranath as the new Managing Director. This will leverage again the excellent technological expertise of M. Sreenivasulu and strengthen our decade long partnership with Indian customers by offering them new products and solutions.”
Resonating ‘Make in India’
The India region is critical to Leybold Vacuum’s growth ambitions and availability of skilled manpower at a competitive cost is a substantial factor gaining importance. India is likely to emerge as a substantial manufacturing hub for many of the regional customers and Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum’s solutions and local system building capacity will contribute to serve the customers better with superior technology and service. Success stories in the fields of steel degassing or aerospace are manifold showing Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum’s commitment to India. Local sales also benefits from the decades of experience of the application experts from the global headquarters in Cologne, Germany, who are intensively involved in further trainings and constantly offer technological consulting expertise.
Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a leading high-tech industrial group specializing in machine and plant engineering. The Company is a provider of innovative industrial solutions and cutting-edge technologies for manmade fibers manufacturing, drive systems, vacuum, surface solutions and advanced nanotechnology. A Swiss company with a tradition going back over 100 years, Oerlikon is a global player with around 16 000 employees at over 170 locations in 35 countries and pro-forma sales of CHF 3.6 billion in 2013. The Company invested in 2013 CHF 146 million in R&D (pro-forma 2013), with over 1200 specialists working on future products and services. In most areas, the operative businesses rank either first or second in their respective global markets.
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum offers a broad range of advanced vacuum solutions for use in manufacturing and analytical processes, as well as for research purposes. The Segment’s core capabilities center on the development of application- and customer-specific systems for the creation of vacuums and extraction of processing gases. Fields of application are coating technologies, thin films and data storage, analytical instruments and classic industrial processes.