Hitachi Koki, the leading manufacturer of power tools and life-science equipment, announced their aggressive business plans for India. Now rebranded as “HiKOKI”, the company’s India arm has been operating since 1996 and is the largest and fastest growing subsidiary in Asia (after Japan). HiKOKI India has registered steady growth over last 20 years CAGR of 16%. It is aiming to scale up its dealer count from 600 to 1000 by 2020.
Hitachi Koki is widely known in all segments for their technologically advanced, reliable and low maintenance tools. Simultaneous to its rebranding efforts, the company is also launching new technology Multi Volt tools. Identifying a visible shift from corded to cordless tools among end users, HiKOKI is planning to introduce affordable, user-friendly cordless and DIY tools in the India market.
Henkel India and Kohinoor Technical Institute (KTI) have opened their latest centre at Kurla to train new students and workshop technicians in the latest vehicle repair technologies. Henkel India and KTI have entered into a partnership to offer training that will equip students to deliver reliable and high-quality vehicle repair and maintenance (VRM) service.
India will have an estimated 3.5 million mechanics by the year 2020, out of which 1.5 million would lack formal training on vehicle repair process. This centre is set up to address these challenges of skill development in India. Henkel has developed a specially designed curriculum for students of the automotive course at KTI. As part of the automotive course at KTI, students learn about correct maintenance and repair process for vehicles.
This facility, that it has developed along with KTI, is designed to make sure that future mechanics receive the same hands-on training on quality products that will help them start performing from day one.