Furniture fittings leader Hettich India has recently inaugurated its third plant at Vadodara. Simultaneously the company conducted the groundbreaking ceremony for its second plant at Indore, which is expected to be operational by 2025. In this 35-minute conversation, managing director Andre Eckholt tells me that Hettich is building a global manufacturing hub for feeding its markets in India as well as other countries.
“With this inauguration, we now have three at Vadodara and one in Indore. To date, we have invested over Rs 1,000 crore in building this state-of-the-art manufacturing complex. At Vadodara, we have doubled our telescopic slide capacity to two million sets per month. And we will be investing another Rs 700 crore for building more capacities, including our fifth plant that’s coming up at Indore.”