Cimcorp opens India office; appoints new head of operations in India

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Cimcorp will open a new facility in Chennai, India, this June, which will enable the company to be more attentive to its customers needs and serve them quicker.

Masatoshi Wakabayashi, CEO at Cimcorp, said, “The decision to expand our presence into India was a logical step. Our office is located in Chennai to enhance our ability to serve both current and future customers in India.

“The facility will also be our customer support location for Indian clients, enabling us to expand the comprehensive service network we provide in partnership with our parent company, Murata Machinery Ltd.”

Cimcorp’s decision to establish a base in Chennai is in response to the growing demand for automation in India’s tire industry and strengthens the company’s position as a leader in material flow automation for tire manufacturing.

Further strengthening its position in the region, the supplier has appointed Pekka Natri (pictured, left) as head of operations in India. Natri has a long track record in international business, and has worked in India before – first during the 1990s and then for a longer period in 2007-2011.

“I am excited to step into this role and help Cimcorp to reinforce its presence in Asia,” said Natri.

As well as being responsible for finding the perfect location, near to customers, Natri has been working alongside local recruitment specialists to get the best people for the company’s Indian team.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Cimcorp’s growth and for me personally. I am confident that, with the competence and professionalism of our Indian personnel, we can support our customers to enable them to focus on their core business even better than before,” Natri said.

Wakabayashi commented, “Pekka Natri demonstrates strong leadership and expertise, making us certain that this investment will provide an immediate, positive impact – not only for our customers, but our employees as well.”

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