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.
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.