Thomas Pompe, board of directors, EMUGE-Werk GmbH
Santoshkumar Ullal, director, EMUGE-Franken India
Emuge has been in India last 20 years and initially started manufacturing taps in India. It is only in the last two years ago that it started with tap holders because it needed something between the tap and spindle. Last year, it began manufacturing thread mills, thread milling cutters and launched a new programme under the brand name of FRANKEN.
At its facility, the company has state-of-the-art CNC machines for thread grinding, tool clamping and super finishing machines. It operates on 20,000 square feet and has plans to add 20,000 sq-ft next year.
Pompe says, “We are on a roll and the idea is to expand every year and make newer products every year. What we make in India, we sell only in India.”
Ask the duo about competition and Ullal says the government should look at offering industrial space to tool makers. “Considering that most of the machine tools are imported into the country, the government should support this industry in lowering taxes that will encourage manufacturing companies to look at regular buying.”