CMI FPE doubles its production capacities by opening its new Center of Excellence for Cold Rolling Mills Manufacturing in Taloja (India)
June 22nd 2012
CMI FPE, one of CMI Industry’s Indian subsidiaries, unveiled on May 30th, 2012, the new layout of its Taloja (Maharashtra) facility. The expansion doubles the production capacities of this plant, henceforth known as CMI Center of Excellence for Cold Rolling Mills Manufacturing. With such a state-of-the-art infrastructure, CMI FPE is now perfectly armed to meet the needs of the Iron and Steel industry.
The expansion of CMI FPE’s facility in Taloja consists of the construction of new sheds, the extension of existing ones, the installation of new machining capacities as well as the implementation of a new, optimized production flow. It doubles the production capacity of the plant, which is now able to house, for instance, the assembly of up to ten cold rolling mills or even two 5-stand tandem rolling mills at the same time.
The construction of the CMI Center of Excellence for Cold Rolling Mills Manufacturing started in May 2011 and the new facilities were inaugurated in May 2012. This key investment follows many actions taken since the Company joined CMI Industry in 2008: beyond the integration and development of new technologies, it has for instance enhanced its 3D engineering and project management capabilities, strengthened its internal processes and controls, and invested in safety equipment and training. Along with this inauguration, CMI FPE also celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of a new plot of land it recently acquired in Hedavali near Khopoli for its future needs.
Jean Gourp, Managing Director of CMI FPE: “CMI FPE closed the year 2011-12 with a strong order backlog. The expansion of our facilty in Taloja as well as the reorganization of our production flow are key factors that will enable us to realize these orders more efficiently and more rapidly. With such state-of-the-art manufacturing capacities, we are now able to meet the needs of our customers on a very fast track basis.”