CHENNAI, India—Cimcorp will open a new Indian office in June, responding to growing demand for automation within the country's tire industry.
The office will strengthen the firm's position as a leader in automated material handling for tire manufacturing, support its growth strategy and enable better service for its customers in the Asia-Pacific region, Cimcorp said in a news release.
"The decision to expand our presence into India is a logical step at this point," Cimcorp CEO Masatoshi Wakabayashi said in a statement. "We chose Chennai as our new office location as it will enhance our ability to serve both current and future customers in India. The facility will also be our customer support location for Indian clients, expanding the comprehensive service network we provide in partnership with our parent company, Murata Machinery Ltd."
In a related move, Cimcorp appointed Pekka Natri as head of operations in India. The firm said he brings extensive experience in international business, particularly in the Indian market. As well as being responsible for locating Chennai as Cimcorp's new office base, the firm said Natri has been working alongside local recruitment specialists to find the best people for the India team.
Cimcorp Group, part of Murata Machinery, is a global supplier of turnkey automation for intralogistics, using advanced robotics, material handling and software technologies.