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Asia Pacific: Bosch company expands in India

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Kliklok, a Bosch Group company, expands in India with Vedic Pac Systems, a distributor of food and pharmaceutical solutions that has been operating in the country for more than 40 years.

With the Bosch Packaging office in Goa, the partnership will see Vedic provide support to the Bristol based packaging equipment supplier in a host of areas including line installation, sales and marketing as well as local customer aftercare and line maintenance.

Kliklok’s partnership with Vedic Pac Systems marks a significant 12 months and helps the company continue to explore the Indian and Southeast Asian markets even further.

In the first year of its partnership, Vedic has supported Kliklok in the sale of two fully automatic endload cartoning lines to Everest Spice, India’s largest-selling spice brand.

The installation will see the endload cartoners pack for different size bags of aromatic spice mix at 330 cartons per minute.

The new fully automatic integrated system has provided Everest with two highly efficient packaging lines, supporting its growth plans at its factories in Pune, in the Indian state of Maharashtra and Mumbai, on India’s west coast.

The opportunity is expanding Kliklok’s access to the Indian market, by working with a market leader based exclusively in India, with offices in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chandigarh.

In 2014, it established a knowledge center to encourage innovations while its team of 24 professionals works locally to provide customers with comprehensive and extensive onsite installation services and after-sales support.

“In a country where the labor force is erratic and reliability of labor, or lack therefore, is a key issue affecting the processing and packaging industry, manufacturers are increasingly looking to machinery manufacturers for a solution,” says Vedic Pac Systems MD Nirav Sampat.

“Today, there is a growing demand in not only the traditional sectors such as spices, rice and pulses, but also emerging markets such as bakery and confectionery.”

“As a result, Indian businesses need reliable and high speed production and processing machinery.”