Hitachi Koki is now renamed
Hitachi Koki, the leading manufacturer of power tools and life-science equipment, recently announced its aggressive business plans for India. Now rebranded as “HiKoki”, the company’s India arm has been operating since 1996 and is the largest and fastest growing subsidiary
in Asia (after Japan). HiKoki India has registered a steady compounded annual growth rate of 16% since its inception. It is aiming to scale up its dealer count from 600 to 1,000 by the year 2020.HiKoki is widely known in all segments for its technologically advanced, reliable and low maintenance tools.
During fiscal 2017-18, HiKokiis launching a new technology in India, Multi-Volt tools, which are affordable, user-friendly,cordless and suited for the do-it-yourself segment too.
According toMr. Dattatraya Joshi, Executive Director of HiKoki India, “The power tools market is estimated at Rs4,000 crore and is growing rapidly at 7%, per annum. There is a growing demand for quality and world-class tools which can enable India to compete globally.”
HiKoki Indiaalready boasts of leading customers in automobile, construction and fabrication sectors. About 20% of its revenues in India are generated by the furniture manufacturing industry.
It also exports tools to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal; and exports select components to other HiKoki subsidiaries in Malaysia and Japan.
For details, look up the November-December 2018 issue of WoodNews.
IWST launches Diploma course
with Biesse’s help
Biesse India celebrated its partnership with the Institute of Wood Science & Technology (IWST) in Bengaluru recently with the launch of a one year Diploma in Advanced Woodworking. This programme has been designed for future operators, technicians and supervisors in furniture
manufacturing factories, to impart relevant training in line with industry requirements.
The course launched by the Italian Consul General in India, Ms StefaniaConstanza. Also present on the occasion were Mr Amar Joshi, Deputy Secretary General of IICCI, and Mr Surendra Kumar, Director of IWST.The Biesse India team was represented by Mr Sayeed Ahmed (CEO), Mr Stefano Bottene (Sales & Marketing Director), and Mr GianlucaDolciotti (Assistant Director).
The course is affiliated with the Furniture & Fittings Skill Council (FFSC), under the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Well-known brands of the woodworking industry in India – including Pidilite (glues), Leitz (tooling) andRehau (edges) –have evinced keen interest in this programme by organizing expert lectures and workshops and by contributing their product samples for students to practice.
Biesse has signed a memorandum with IWST for a period of 5 years under which it will provide the infrastructure: machines, systems, software, maintenance of existing equipment and finance to sustain the project.
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