Hettich opens new factory, plans three more

5th manufacturing plant in Indore, expansion of Vadodara operations continues

Dr. Andreas Hettich (L) and Mr. Andre Eckholt perform the ritual pooja at the ground-breaking ceremony for Hettich’s green field plant in Indore.

Hettich, one of the largest manufacturers of furniture fittings in the world, is all set to ramp up its manufacturing capabilities in India to cater to the Indian and international markets.

The family-owned legacy brand of 135 years performed the ground-breaking ceremony in Indore (Madhya Pradesh) to start the construction of its fifth manufacturing plant in India.

The new factory will be a green field project and is expected to start commercial production by the end of 2025.

The event was commemorated by core board members, including Dr. Andreas Hettich, Chairman of the Hettich Group Advisory Board; and Mr. Andre Eckholt, Managing Director of Hettich India.

The Hettich Group is on a mission to make India its next big manufacturing hub, after Germany. The Group’s mission of ‘Make in India, Make for the World’ is well aligned with the Government of India’s clarion call for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

The Hettich Group began its journey in India a decade ago with the first state-of-the-art facility in Vadodara (Gujarat) in 2013.

The brand is now investing ₹700 crore over the next 3 years to set up two additional manufacturing plants, Indore being one of them. This will increase the total number of plants in India to five. Additionally, the brand has a joint venture with the Adventz Group.

Andre Eckholt, Managing Director of Hettich (India, SAARC, Middle East and Africa) said: “As the only global brand in our industry with local manufacturing capabilities in India, expanding our manufacturing footprint in the country is essential. It ensures that we not only maintain proximity to our customers and meet their business requirements with agility, but also establish and sustain a robust supply chain.”

Its product portfolio comprises a repertoire of furniture fittings and door hardware made with cutting-edge German quality, complemented by wire products, aluminum profiles, shelving systems, built-in appliances and furniture lights, thereby providing holistic fitting solutions for all residential and commercial spaces.

Vadodara expansion

Meanwhile, Hettich inaugurated its third state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Vadodara, focusing on producing drawer channels, effectively doubling its production capacity. It is equipped to take care of the entire product life cycle right from raw material to finished goods.

Dr. Andreas said: “Vadodara is the very place where we initiated our manufacturing footprint in India.  It is truly emotional for us as we inaugurate our third plant here. Additionally, we are also expanding the manufacturing capabilities of our existing plants to boost overall production.”

Eckholt played a pivotal role in establishing Hettich’s first-ever plant in India in Vadodara. He spearheaded the entire setup process from inception to fruition. “Vadodara holds a special place in my heart as this is where I laid the foundation for Hettich’s first manufacturing plant in India. It represents a milestone of great emotional value.”

On the additional factory, he said, “We are making significant investments in expanding our capacity and digitization to meet the increasing demand for innovative and multi-functional furniture in both domestic and international markets. The new plant in Vadodara has also created additional direct and indirect job opportunities.”

Separately, Hettich India launched the South edition of their coffee table book, ‘Thought Leaders in Architecture & Design’ at an event in Bengaluru. The book encapsulates a hand-picked list of architects and designers from South India who talk about their work philosophy and their focused approach of bringing space, design and technology together to create architectural masterpieces.

The highlights of the evening were the formal unveiling of the book by the showcased architects on stage, their felicitation by the Hettich management team and keynote addresses by the highly acclaimed and awarded architect from Sri Lanka, Mr. Russell Dandeniya.




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