Swiss-based Cleanfix Reinigungssysteme AG sets sight on Make in India; inks manufacturing JV with India’s Schevaran Laboratories

  • The joint venture will form a new entity CleanfixSchevaran Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  • This will be Cleanfix’s first-ever manufacturing facility outside Switzerland; will be based in Mysore
  • Aims to manufacture world-class robotic cleaning machines with Swiss Quality, led by automation
Mr Sam Cherian, Founder & Managing Director, Schevaran Laboratories

Bangalore/ Mysore: Cleanfix Reinigungssysteme AG (Cleanfix), the global leader in robotic hygiene and cleaning machines from Switzerland, today announced its manufacturing-led joint venture with Mysore-based Schevaran Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. (Schevaran). Spearheaded by the first-generation entrepreneur, Mr Sam Cherian, Schevaran is an integrated player with the strong footing of 32 years in hygiene and cleaning industry. The partnership will form a new entity CleanfixSchevaran Systems Pvt. Ltd., which will manufacture Swiss-technology backed world-class robotic cleaning machines and solutions designed for the modern Indian needs. The manufacturing will commence at Schevaran’s state-of-the-art plant at Mysore and will be the first Cleanfix facility outside Switzerland.

Commenting on the JV, Mr Felix Ruesch, CEO, Cleanfix Reinigungssysteme AG said, “Today, India stands as the largest manufacturing hub for the world. The availability of resources including the right talent pool has attracted many global companies. Taking a note of it, we are happy to introduce our patent-led manufacturing technology into the Indian markets. The strong presence of Schevaran, its expertise and deep understanding of the cleaning industry in South Asia and Middle-East markets enabled us to sign an alliance with the company. We are certain that our ability to deliver customer-centric products and solutions will meet the changing cleanliness and safety protocols of the country. Further, Schevaran’s vast business network will help open new avenues for us.”

Sharing the development, Mr Sam Cherian, Founder & Managing Director, Schevaran Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., said, “At Schevaran, we have always led the way for ahead of the time, eco-friendly and affordable cleaning solutions for customers. Our partnership with Cleanfix will help us amalgamate Swiss precision and quality with our Make in India products, at an affordable cost. CleanfixSchevaran Systems will strengthen us with widen product portfolio to serve our customers with unique requirements amid the pandemic and beyond. We are optimistic that the new entity will add to our growth trajectory with revenue of Rs.200 cr. Eventually, we plan to export CleanfixSchevaran products to our South Asia and the Middle East markets as well.”

Ms Judith ThonyLoosli, CFO, Cleanfix shared, “In Schevaran, we have found a partner with similar values that are must to run a business in a competitive marketplace with innovation and ethical business practices. During my visit to India last year, I learned of the large business opportunity that exists in the country and therefore, the need for joint-venture arises. We are eagerly waiting for the exciting business from the Indian market.”

Currently, Cleanfix has its manufacturing unit in Henau, Switzerland. Schevaran’s Mysore plant will be Cleanfix’s first facility outside its homeland. The partnership will allow Cleanfix to transfer technical know-how to Schevaran, while Schevaran will be responsible for manufacturing and promoting products under the aegis of the new entity. The arrays of machines that will be manufactured include Scrubber Dryers, Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaners etc.

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