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mageba India’s construction of its newest factory building in Kolkata was necessitated by the growing demand, from both the domestic and overseas markets, for elastomeric bearings. The state-of-the-art workshop has a total area of 1,600 m2, of which 1,100 m2 is used for manufacturing, and has the capacity to produce about 120 tons of rubber compound per month, using approx. 85 tons of raw rubber. This has tripled the subsidiary’s production capacity for LASTO®BLOCK elastomeric bearings and for seismic isolators of the LASTO®LRB (lead rubber bearing) and LASTO®HDRB (high-damping rubber bearing) type.
Great credit is due to our colleagues at mageba India, who designed and manufactured much of the new facility’s manufacturing machinery – e.g. vulcanising presses, cranes and the corrosion protection chamber. The facility also houses a fully equipped testing lab, where the end products can be tested in accordance with various standards before being transported to site for installation.
One of the new facility’s first major orders is to manufacture more than 36,000 structural elastomeric bearings for India’s first “Bullet Train” railway line between Mumbai and Ahmedabad – an undertaking that would scarcely be possible without the enormous increase in production capacity facilitated by the timely construction of the new factory.