Vanmark, an industrial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, announced earlier today that its location in Bengaluru, India, has shipped its first three peeler machines to a large customer based in China.
The three peeler/scrubber/washer 2020 models, Vanmark’s best-selling models in the U.S., were fully built at the Indian facility. Previously, all machines were built at Vanmark’s Creston, Iowa facility. The machines include a new bent sheet metal frame which is more hygienic with an open frame design.
Producing the equipment in the Indian facility eliminates tariffs and fees for the Southeast Asian market, while also reducing production and shipping time.
“This marks a milestone for Vanmark,” says Jason Davis, vice president of Vanmark. “Having the ability to produce and supply equipment to this region increases our responsiveness to customers located in Eastern and Southern Asia.
“This reduces not only the landed cost of the equipment but also the time it takes to get to our customers who rely on it to grow their businesses.”
“Vanmark’s increased capacity to serve the Asian market allows us to expand our relationships here,” said Veeresh Gowdru, general manager of Vanmark India. “We look forward to being able to fully bring the quality equipment Vanmark is known for to the region.”