Packaging and Clean-Room Technology Bosch Packaging Technology Collaborates with Klenzaids in India
Bosch Packaging Technology and Klenzaids Contamination Controls are now operating a joint venture. The relevant antitrust authorities have approved Bosch’s acquisition of 49 percent of Klenzaids shares. Headquartered in Mumbai, the indian company produces processing, packaging, and clean-room technology for the global pharmaceutical industry.
Waiblingen/Germany, Mumbai/India – Bosch and Klenzaids aim in this joint venture is to extend their global reach, particularly in liquid pharmaceuticals and packaging machines for clean-room environments. The jointly run company will employ some 380 associates. Both product brands, Bosch and Klenzaids, will continue to exist.
Both companies will immediately be better placed particularly to meet customers’ growing need for complete lines from a single source: Klenzaids will contribute its expertise in clean-room and processing technologies as well as peripheral systems, and Bosch will contribute its strength in innovative filling technologies. Klenzaids provides customers in the private and public sectors not just with plants, systems, and accessories but also with turnkey solutions. These solutions include laboratories with the highest protection class for use in the field of biosafety.
Bosch Packaging Technology already has a presence in India through its location in Verna, in the state of Goa, where it has been developing, building, and selling vertical and horizontal flow wrapping machines for packaging food as well as filling and sealing machines for liquid pharmaceuticals since 2012. To date, Bosch Packaging Technology has sold over 1,500 packaging machines to leading brand companies in the food and pharmaceutical industries in India.
Klenzaids assumes responsibility for Bosch import sales
As a result of this approved partnership, starting July 1, 2015, Klenzaids will be expanding its business to include sales and service of imported Bosch systems for the pharmaceutical industry in India. Bosch associates who already work mostly out of Mumbai will transfer to Klenzaids headquarters. All other Bosch and Klenzaids sales and service experts will continue to serve Indian customers from their existing locations.
Hamish Shahani, managing director of Klenzaids for many years, has assumed the role of CEO for the joint venture. Shreedhar Anehosur, the JV’s COO, has worked at Bosch for the last 17 years. He played a major part in building up the Verna location in the state of Goa as the local engineering head.