Nick Clegg MP, UK Deputy Prime Minister, left, with Renishaw's Rhydian Pountney and Sanjay Sangam.
Nick Clegg MP, UK Deputy Prime Minister, left, with Renishaw's Rhydian Pountney and Sanjay Sangam.

The decision by the company to create its first Indian additive manufacturing (AM) technical centre in Pune was revealed by Clegg on the final day of a trade delegation he led to India. 

 Renishaw has been trading in India since 1983 and after establishing a representative office in Bangalore in 1993, converted this to a wholly owned trading subsidiary in 2000. 

The Pune additive manufacturing (AM) technical centre will join Renishaw’s existing AM technical centre in the UK, USA, Canada, Germany & China. 

Special relationship

“We are delighted that the Deputy Prime Minister was able to make this announcement during this important trade mission,” said Rhydian Pountney, the Renishaw director responsible for indian sales and marketing. “The thrust of the additive manufacturing technical centres is to create a platform on which to work in close partnership with our customers to help them realise the benefits of AM in their products and manufacturing processes." 

“Our links with India are among the strongest we have with any country, and the openness to trade and investment promised by Prime Minister Modi drives us closer still to the new special relationship we have been aiming for since 2010,2 said Clegg. “Strong British companies like Renishaw will be vital to these efforts to create a stronger economy with a new special relationship with India."