Bosch Packaging Technology and Klenzaids Contamination Controls have recently entered into a joint venture of operations. The two partners’ aim to extend their global reach, particularly in liquid pharmaceuticals and packaging machines for clean-room environments. The jointly run company will employ some 380 associates. Both product brands, Bosch and Klenzaids, will continue to exist.
The JV will benefit Indian customers. Both companies will immediately be better placed particularly to meet customers’ growing need for complete lines from a single source. Klenzaids will contribute its expertise in clean-room and processing technologies as well as peripheral systems, and Bosch will contribute its strength in innovative filling technologies. Klenzaids provides customers in the private and public sectors not just with plants, systems, and accessories but also with turnkey solutions – buildings and equipment that a customer can use as soon as they are built or assembled to process and package its particular product. These solutions include laboratories with the highest protection class for use in the field of biosafety.
Bosch Packaging Technology already has a presence in India through its location at Verna in Goa where it has been developing, building, and selling vertical and horizontal flow wrapping machines for packaging food as well as filling and sealing machines for liquid pharmaceuticals since 2012. As a result of the approved partnership, starting 1 June 2015, Klenzaids will be expanding its business to include sales and service of imported Bosch systems for the pharmaceutical industry in India. Bosch associates who already work mostly out of Mumbai will be transferred to Klenzaids headquarters. All other Bosch and Klenzaids sales and service experts will continue to serve Indian customers from their existing locations. The aim is to offer customers continuity in their points of contact while also enabling associates at both companies to pool their knowledge and experience.