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Probat opens production site in India

Probat has opened a new manufacturing facility in Bangalore on the South of the Indian Peninsular. The facility is the latest project of Probat Kaapi, a joint venture between Indian Kaapi Machines and German manufacturer Probat, which was launched in 2012. “The decision to enlarge our global footprint by investing in this new manufacturing site in Bangalore was driven by a steadily increasing demand for coffee processing technology on the Indian market,” said Wim Abbing, CEO Probat Group. “We are proud to help turn India into a global design and manufacturing hub, as intended by Prime Minister Modi`s Make in India program.” Modi launched the Make in India initiative in 2014 to encourage companies to manufacture their products in India. Bangalore, the capital city of India’s southern Karnataka, is known as India’s technology industry hub. Leena Nair, Chairwoman of the Coffee Board of India, along with Vikram Khurana, CEO Probat Kaapi, officially opened Probat Kaapi-Day, to coincide with the opening of the facility. Sunalini Menon, India`s first female coffee taster, spoke at the event about the quality of Indian coffee strains. Attendees were also given a demonstration of the first Probatone roaster to be manufacture at the new site. The facility will produce produce 25-kilogram roasters, the same model built in Europe.

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