MUMBAI, India—Engel Machinery India has completed a "generation change" in its management, effective July 1.
Frank Schuster, the regional president for the Middle East, Turkey, Africa and India, has taken over the management of the Indian sales and service subsidiary, while Stalinjose Selvanayagam will serve as the new sales director.
Jitendra Devlia, the previous managing director and sales manager, is retiring.
"The introduction of this management duo is our response to the significance of the growing Indian market," said Christoph Steger, chief strategy officer of the Engel Group.
The move will simplify communication with headquarters for the Austrian group's customers in India and speed up project planning for customized system solutions, Steger added.
Schuster will remain at the group's headquarters in Schwertberg, while Selvanayagam will move from Austria to his home country for his new responsibilities.
"We are pleased to have gained a highly experienced injection molding expert for this strategically important position, in the form of Selvanayagam, who is at home in both European and Indian culture," Steger said.
According to Schuster, Engel India has activities in all industrial regions important to the polymer industry. The company, he said, is "one of the preferred suppliers" to the Indian automotive industry.
In addition to automotive, the company also supplies to technical molding and medical technology business lines in India.
"The demand for all-electric injection molding machines from European development is on the increase," Schuster said.