JOST India grows

Equipment specialist, JOST, has established its second production plant in India which is located near Chennai.

This facility is reported to be set up to produce front loaders and associated implements and backhoes for the agriculture brand Quicke at Greenbase Industrial and Logistics Park belonging to the Hiranandani group.

The first facility in Jamshedpur, which produces fifth wheels, axles, suspensions and other products, opened in 2008.

With a construction period of less than 12 months, the established plant is strategically located close to the port and in the heart of the most industrialised Oragadam area of Chennai.

Modern manufacturing technologies and assembly lines for production have been installed on the 16,866m² premises. The neighbourhood of the plant includes leading multinational commercial vehicle, passenger car manufacturers and global R&D centres.

The grand opening ceremony was attended by Joachim Dürr, CEO of JOST Werke SE, and other senior management of the company besides the German Consulate General to India, Chennai Michaela Küchler. The new facility has 15,089m² of production area and 17,77m² office area.

“The establishment of the Chennai facility is an important step for JOST and its customers – a competitive manufacturing location for our agricultural product range and a commitment to the strongly growing Indian Tractor OEMs and the Indian agricultural market in general,” said Dürr.

“As a valuable addition to our successful operation in Jamshedpur, it also supports our Transport business and customers.”

In other news, JOST won the the gold I-nnovation Award in the Equipment Suppliers category at this year’s SOLUTRANS trade fair.

JOST’s second production plant in India.
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