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Saint Clair Systems Forms Subsidiary in India

Appears in Print as: 'Saint Clair Systems Expands to India'


Saint Clair Systems is opening a subsidiary in India to bolster its market reach in the Asia-Pacific market and support its regional supply chain.

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A photo of Saint Clair executives with Saint Clair India shareholder partners
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Saint Clair Systems Inc. (Washington, Mich.) is forming a subsidiary in Kolhapur, India to broaden the company’s presence in the Asia-Pacific market. St. Clair Systems India Private Limited will provide cost-effective regional equipment delivery of its parent brand’s liquid viscosity- and temperature-controlling manufacturing equipment. The company says its subsidiary will also shorten lead times, reduce costs and improve service response proficiency to companies throughout the Asia-Pacific market. Saint Clair Systems Inc. owns a majority of the new subsidiary, which its shareholder partners Pratap Puranik and Ravi Mahadeokar will manage.

Saint Clair Systems designs equipment to control the viscosity and temperature of fluids in manufacturing processes. It has particularly invested in automated dispensing methods to reduce harmful VOC's while minimizing material and solvent usage and paint, sealer, and ink use. One result of this focus is a piece of proprietary equipment that controls paint temperature at the point of application and decreases dispensing defects related to paint viscosity. This process ensures harmonized paint color applications. The company supplies equipment to manufacturers and their suppliers to effectively control paints, sealants, and adhesives – particularly focusing on the automotive industry.

Saint Clair Systems Inc. and St. Clair Systems India Private Limited are also trying to appeal to the food and beverage and coil coating industries. For foods and beverages, the company says its equipment is well-suited for the inks applied to cans and the coating within them. It says similar technology applies for the coil coating industry, also known as the pre-painted metals industry.

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