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UNITED GRINDING and Francis Klein combine competencies in the Indian market

The UNITED GRINDING Group, one of the world's leading machine tool manufacturers, and its long-standing partner company in the Indian market, Francis Klein, are pooling their expertise in a joint venture.


The UNITED GRINDING Group's commitment in India has a history: Since 2007, the group has been represented by its own branch office in Bangalore. Francis Klein has been firmly rooted in the Indian market with the distribution and manufacturing of high-precision machines for almost 70 years. The two companies have enjoyed a trusting partnership for many years, providing their Indian customers with advice, sales and service of UNITED GRINDING Group precision machines for grinding, eroding, laser and measuring. In order to intensify their market activities and provide even better support to their broad customer base, the two companies have founded a joint venture, UNITED GRINDING INDIA LLP. The joint venture, based in Bangalore, is headed by C. R. Sudheendra, former President of UNITED GRINDING India Branch Office.


"Our goal is to make our customers even more successful. We are convinced that we will achieve this goal even better in the Indian market with the joint venture" says Stephan Nell, CEO of the UNITED GRINDING Group. "With Francis Klein, we have a strong partner at our side who shares our demand for quality and our understanding of service. Together, for the benefit of our clientele, we will bundle our competencies, be present even more powerfully in the market, intensify our sales and service activities, and be able to be on site with our customers even faster." Nell continues, "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Francis Klein for the trusting cooperation over the past years. I am convinced that together we will positively shape the future of the Indian machine tool industry."


"Francis Klein has been associated with the UNITED GRINDING Group for decades and this joint venture is the fruitful culmination of our trusted relationship. The UNITED GRINDING Group offers customers the absolute state of the art technology and long-term oriented partnership, which is exactly what Francis Klein stands for. Through the joint venture, we will be able to further expand our prominent market position in the Indian market, will work to enhance competence in India to better serve our customers and offer our customers the best possible support” says Ghanshyam Agrawal, Managing Director at Francis Klein.  “I would like to thank UNITED GRINDING for choosing to extend our partnership.”