Sepro expands to India in tie-up with Labotek

Sepro expands to India in tie-up with Labotek

French robots supplier Sepro Group has tied up with Labotek A/S, Frederikssund, Denmark, to sell Sepro robots in India. The agreement is expected to develop the commercial presence of Sepro Group in India, while expanding Labotek’s portfolio of auxiliary equipment for plastics processing.

The contract signing took place recently remotely due to the current Covid-19 confinement situation.

Robots will be sold under the Sepro brand name by Labotek Plastics Auxiliaries India Pvt. Ltd., the local sister concern of Labotek A/S headquartered in Pune, Maharashtra. Commissioning and service of Sepro robots in India will be handled by Labotek technicians who will be trained at the Sepro factory in France. Labotek maintains a showroom in Pune where robots can be demonstrated and where user training will take place.

“Sepro is serious about growing our business in Asia as part of our strategy to become the world leader in robots for injection moulding,” says Xavier Lucas, Chief Sales Officer. “Until now, Sepro has been mainly present on the Indian subcontinent through its large, multinational customers but the distribution agreement with Labotek will give our products much broader exposure.

Yann Laurent, who is responsible for overseas markets, including India, added, “We see a lot of opportunity for growth in India, The market for injection-moulding machines has grown by more than 17% in the last three years, with the primary markets being automotive, where Sepro has a particularly strong reputation, and also in infrastructure, household goods, agro-food, health and packaging. We expect the demand for automation to increase as local companies strive to increase in production rates and raise the level of quality demanded by increasingly affluent customers.”

For Labotek, the agreement creates an opportunity to offer a more complete package of auxiliary equipment to injection moulders, which already includes plastic material storage and handling equipment, dryers, dosing and mixing systems, chillers and mould-temperature control units. The Indian subsidiary maintains sales offices in most major cities and serves customers throughout the country. Labotek India was founded in 2014.

“Labotek India has long been searching for an industrial automation company in order to offer our customers a complete package of auxiliary equipment, for the benefit of time savings and better utilization of their capacity. After researching the market, the choice fell at the Sepro Group due to their outstanding, flexible and innovative solutions and not least: Their 40 years of experience in the market,” says Managing Director Jasveer Singh Grewal, Labotek India.


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