Mumbai, India – Engel Machinery India has completed a “generation change” in its management, effective 1 July.
Frank Schuster, regional president Middle East, Turkey, Africa and India (METAI), has taken over the management of the Indian sales and service subsidiary, while Stalinjose Selvanayagam will serve as the new sales director.
Jitendra Devlia, the previous managing director and sales manager, is retiring, Engel announced 30 June.
"The introduction of this management duo is our response to the significance of the growing Indian market,” said Dr Christoph Steger, CSO of the Engel Group.
The move will simplify communication with headquarters for the Austrian group’s customers in India, and speed up project planning for customised system solutions, Steger added.
Frank Schuster will remain at the group's headquarters in Schwertberg, while Stalinjose Selvanayagam will move from Austria to his home country for his new responsibilities.
"We are pleased to have gained a highly experienced injection moulding expert for this strategically important position, in the form of Stalinjose Selvanayagam who is at home in both European and Indian culture," said Steger.
According to Schuster, Engel India has activities in all industrial regions important to the polymer industry. The company, he said, is “one of the preferred suppliers” to the Indian automotive industry.
In addition to automotive, the company also supplies to technical moulding and medical technology business lines in India.
"The demand for all-electric injection moulding machines from European development is on the increase," Schuster said.