•Current Investment in the plant is INR 60 Crores and anticipated to invest INR 86 Crores in near future
•KAI Group’s consolidated sale till date is $ 480 million and has a range of 10,000 products globally
•KAI Group’s four pillars of vision – Make in India, Sell in India, Skill in India & Women Empowerment
New Delhi, 10th November 2016: KAI Group, a Japanese company with its glorious legacy of 108 years which has products in cooking, grooming, beauty care, and medical fields enters Indian market with the launch of its 30,000 square feet manufacturing plant in Neemrana, Rajasthan today. To start with, KAI Group will manufacture three different ranges of products initially in India from its existing global portfolio under grooming and beauty category. The company is currently present in 7 countries across the globe. With this inauguration, India becomes the 5th country after Japan, China, Vietnam and Korea that KAI Group has manufacturing plants.
The plant was inaugurated by Mr. Kenko Sone, Minister (Economic & Development) Embassy of Japan in India in the presence of Mr. Koji Endo CEO & President of KAI Group.
In tandem with the vision of Hon'ble Prime Minister of India - Shri Narendra Modi, KAI Group’s four pillars of vision for India are – Make in India – Manufacturing plant at Neemrana, Rajasthan; Sell in India – Pan India approach; Skill in India – Train Indian workers and Women Empowerment – 80% (planned) female employees. Along with its Indian manufactured products, KAI Group will also make available its selected products in India from its global product portfolio.
Commenting on the foray, Mr. Rajesh U Pandya, Chief Operating Officer, KAI Manufacturing India said, “India is the fastest growing major economy in the world today and opportunities are plenty for consumer product companies like us. It was always in our radar to enter to this attractive consumer market. Japan is well known globally for its technology and quality products. With the entry of KAI Group, Indian consumers can experience the state of art technology from Japan and its high quality products.”
Also commenting on the occasion, Koji Endo, CEO & President, KAI Group said, “The corporate philosophy of our company is, ‘To more people, better products.’ This motto has been handed down from generation to generation; from the founder, my grandfather, to my father, to myself and to our products which are delivered to our customers. I foresee a great opportunity of doing business in India and acceptance of our high quality products by the Indian consumers.”
About KAI Group:
The KAI Group was founded in Seki city, Gifu Prefecture, which has a history of over 800 years as the home of forging blades. While passing down the skill and spirit which continue to flow in this land, KAI Group is aiming to expand their product lines focusing on blades as well as related items. KAI Group is a cutlery-related manufacturer which has developed close to 10,000 products in the cooking, grooming, beauty care, and medical fields, as well as engaging in the planning and development, production, sale, and distribution of such a variety of products on its own. By using that to their advantage KAI Group is continuing their efforts so that KAI products can become a part of the daily lives of people throughout the world.