KYB Corporation acquires 50% stake in Conmat Systems

Japanese company, KYB Corporation acquired 50% stake in Vadodara-based Conmat Systems Pvt Ltd. KYB which made slightly above Rs 100 crore investments to acquire the stake, is investing for the first in India targeting India’s Rs 30,000 crore construction equipments market. Talking to ET, Premraj Kashyap, managing director of Conmat Systems, “The Japanese company not only wants to target domestic market, but also make India its global export hub for construction equipments”. Conmat Systems has 60% domestic market share in Canal Concrete Machine and holds 15% market share in Ready Mix Concrete Plant in India.

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The Japanese company plans to bring in technology of Truck Concrete Mixer in India, which would be manufactured by Conmat’s facility in India. According the company, KYB Corporation is one of the largest shock absorber manufacturers in the world. The 94 year old Japanese company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, has 34 manufacturing units, 26 sales locations and over 12,000 employees worldwide. It has annual turnover of more than Rs 20,000 crore. KYB is also the largest truck mixer producer in Japan, having 85 % market share, and has entered into this strategic partnership with Conmat to become a major player in the Global Construction Equipment market, says the Conmant official. According to the company, this strategic partnership will also accelerate Conmat’s growth in term of market position, brand building and product portfolio, well supported by Japanese technology, quality and production systems. The new Joint Venture will be used as a global sourcing hub for construction equipment.