Gleason Corporation recently announced that it broke ground for a new manufacturing facility in the Bengalaru Aerospace Park Industrial Area located in Bangalore, India to accommodate Gleason’s expanding product offerings and capabilities in India. Gleason had a presence in the Indian market for years, first through representatives and then through Gleason Works (India) Private Limited, established in 1995. Gleason Works India has machine and cutting tool manufacturing operations in Bangalore, a cutting tools service center in Chennai, and sales and service offices in Delhi, Jamshedpur, Mumbai and Pune.
“We continue our belief that the Indian market offers significant near-term and long-term growth opportunities, and we are pleased and excited to take the next step to position Gleason to better serve the Indian market,” said John J. Perrotti, president and chief executive officer of Gleason Corporation.
The Bengalaru Aerospace Park is home to many companies serving the aerospace industry. The Gleason facility will produce products and services for aerospace customers as well as markets including automotive, heavy truck, construction, agricultural equipment, energy and others. Phase 1 of the new Gleason Works India facility is planned for completion in the second half of 2016, and includes 50,000 square feet (4,650 SQM) of space for manufacturing, sales, service and administration. The facility will continue the manufacture of Gleason Genesis Gear Hobbing machines, gear cutting tools, workholding equipment, and aftermarket products and services, and will provide the space needed for continued expansion for other products.