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Bosch, Klenzaids JV marks coming together of German quality systems and Indian value engineering

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After the contract signing in 2014 (from left): Andreas Mattern, Project Manager – post merger integration of Klenzaids, Matthias Müller, Senior Vice President Engineering, Bosch Packaging Technology, Hamish C Shahani, Managing Director, Klenzaids, Hariharsubramanian Krishnamurthy, Director Finance, Klenzaids

The joint venture between Bosch Packaging Technology and Klenzaids Contamination Controls, where the former will acquire a 49 per cent share in the latter, will complete a year this December. Viveka Roychowdhury gets an update on the integration process and a sense of the rationale behind the JV from Dr Andreas Mattern, Project manager – post merger integration of Klenzaids and Hamish Shahani, Managing Director, Klenzaids

Bosch already has a presence in India, so what was the rationale for the JV?

Speed was an important criterion for the joint venture. The Indian pharmaceutical market is growing at a very fast pace. The portfolios of Bosch and Klenzaids complement each other ideally. This enables us to service customers’ needs for cost-effective fi