Press Release - CADD Centre, Rowe launch wide-format printers, scanners - THE HINDU
CADD, Rowe launch wide-format printers, scanners
CHENNAI, JAN 8: CADD Centre India has partnered with Rowe of Germany to launch new wide-format printers and scanners that are typically used for design in various sectors, including manufacturing.
The products will include remote diagnostics, auto meter reading, monthly billing and automatic toner indicator sensing for reorder. The two companies will develop products for the Indian design and engineering industry.
Dr Stefan Wekbach, Consul-General, Federal Republic of Germany, facilitated the exchange of the agreement and launched the products at a function. R. Parthasarathy, Chairman and Managing Director, CADD group, said design is the core for the manufacturing sector to create a huge demand for such large-size format printers. Also, India is becoming a hub for many multinational companies to set up their design centres.
CADD is one of the largest suppliers of wide format solutions. It has nearly 420 engineering companies as clients. These customers print about 10,000 metres of designs every hour. This is 150-120 prints every minute, he told newspersons.
The company will invest around Rs 7 crore on marketing of the new range of products, while another Rs 14 crore has been assigned to expand the sales and service network, he said.
Press Release - ROWE launches wide-format printer in India, FINANCIAL CHRONICLE
ROWE launches wide-format printer in India
Jan 08 2013, Chennai
German company ROWE announced on Tuesday that it is foraying into the Indian market with its wide-format printers and scanners. The company has partnered CAD solutions (computer-aided design) provider CADD Centre to distribute its machines in the country.
Wide-format printing refers to larger prints beyond A3 and A4 mainly used for engineering design. ROWE’s printers and multifunction devices are priced between Rs 12 lakh and Rs 16 lakh based on specifications. The devices are designed to last for about 10 to 15 years and are capable of making close to quarter million prints, said R Parthasarathy, CMD of CADD group.
Founded in 1955, ROWE is a family-owned business operating in the multifunction printing segment. It has about 150 employees and sells its products in over 85 countries. Some of its large customers include Vodafone, Siemens and AMG. Over 40 per cent of the company’s customers are already present in India and hence ROWE planned to foray into the country. The initial target base would be CADD’s existing customers, Parthasarathy said.
“We will jointly invest about ¤3 million (about Rs 20 crore) over the next few years on expanding sales and service network and marketing. Over 70 per cent of the ¤1 million earmarked for marketing would be spent this year as we have planned various launch events across eight major cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. We would continue to invest in joint (product) development initiatives,” he added.
CADD is one of the large wide-format solutions providers in the country with over 3,000 customers across 26 industries including automotive, aerospace, construction, steel and power. The company plans to enter into a joint venture with ROWE in the near future to extend their relationship to markets beyond India.
“The demand for quality wide-format printing is on the increase in the country. For instance, our customers print about 10,000 metre of designs every hour day after day. That amounts to about 150 to 200 prints every minute. We expect our business to grow by about 30 per cent for the next three years,” he said.
Press Release - CADD signs MoU with ROWE for wide format printers, scanners, BUSINESS LINE
CADD signs MoU with ROWE for wide format printers, scanners
Chennai, 08 Jan 2013 05:20,
Aiming to register a 30 per cent growth year-on-year, city-based CADD Centre has lined up investments of 3 million euros, as the company inked a MoU with Germany-based ROWE to launch a series of premium wide format printers and scanners. CADD Group Chairman and Managing Director R Parthasarathy and ROWE Managing Director, Gerhard Backer exchanged documents in the presence of German Consul General, Stefan Weckbach here today, a company statement said. "With the launch of ROWE range, CADD centre is introducing a series of industry firsts that include remote diagnostics, auto-meter reading, monthly billing, automatic toner indicator," it said. "CADD Centre and ROWE are committed to jointly design and develop products that suit the Indian weather and user demands," Weckbach said. Mr Parthasarathy said that the company was planning to conduct a "high profile marketing campaign" for the launches, adding, "We will invest about one million Euros over the coming years for marketing". For expanding the sales and service network, he said, the company has earmarked another "2 million euros" for this purpose. He said engineers from CADD Centre were already trained in the German facility of ROWE. "We will continue to invest in the joint development initiatives and design the best ever wide format printers," he said. Currently, CADD Centre has over 3,000 customers across automotive, aerospace, construction and defence. Observing that India was becoming a hub for Eastern and Western design companies, he said, "We expect to grow our business by 30 per cent year on year over the next three years".
Press Release - CADD Centre Partners With ROWE,Germany, EFY Times and India Infoline
CADD Centre Partners With ROWE, Germany To Launch New Series Of Premium Wide Format Printers And Multifunction Systems
Monday, January 14, 2013:With the launch of ROWE range, CADD Centre is also introducing a series of industry firsts that include remote diagnostics, auto meter reading, monthly billing, automatic toner indicator sensing for reorder to name a few
CADD Centre India, the pioneers in CAD technologies and solutions, exchanged an MOU with German based ROWE to launch the new series of premium wide format printers and scanners in India. With the launch of ROWE range, CADD Centre is also introducing a series of industry firsts that include remote diagnostics, auto meter reading, monthly billing, automatic toner indicator sensing for reorder to name a few.
Speaking about the new partnership, Mr R Parthasarathy, Chairman & Managing Director, CADD Group of companies said
India Innovations - what CADD Centre and ROWE are doing together:
Our Partnership with ROWE is for the long term and is set to change the Global landscape in this industry. A number of new initiatives for joint product development have already yielded great results. The new India ready models have at least 10 such innovations suited to our country's weather and environment demands. For example, a good number of design customers are in coastal or high monsoon regions with high humidity and dust. A new special protection cover has been innovated to protect the print area from moisture and dust. Another important innovation is that the machines are completely closed with metal shields from all sides to prevent rats that can chew up internal wires; useful for machines used in manufacturing sites.
To succeed in India, we wanted to partner with a company that would listen to our customer needs; ROWE fits this need very well. India Learning can be the base for requirement gathering and new product definition for all our Global customers.
Investment to bring in the product to India:
A high profile marketing campaign is already launched. We will invest about 1 Million Euros over the coming years for marketing alone - including customer interface programmes, city specific shows etc. Another 2 Million Euros have been earmarked for expanding the sales and service network. A team of engineers have already been fully trained in the German facility of ROWE. We will continue to invest in the Joint Development Initiatives and design the best ever Wide Format Printers the World will ever see!
CADD Centre Market share with statistics:
CADD Centre is India's largest suppliers of Wide Format Solutions. We are more of a Design Engineering company and less of an Office Automation company. We have 3000 + customers across 26 Industry Types starting from Automotive, Aerospace, Construction, Defence, Steel, Power. 420 of the top 500 Engineering Companies are our customers.
Our customers print about 10,000 metres of designs every hour, day after day; that's 150 to 200 prints every minute! CADD Centre is about 25 years now; we have been fortunate enough to play a significant role in the development of India's design industry. Today, every product that we use in our daily lives is touched by CADD Centre' services! Our Sales and Customer Service network ensures that our customers get World Class services all the time.
Growth potential of Wide Format:
The manufacturing industry has been a big driver of the Indian economy for many years and is poised for a steady growth. Design is at the core of these. India is the only country that has the rare combination of competent people for design, consumption that will only increase and costs that are affordable. Slowly, India is becoming a local hub of the Eastern and Western Design companies. Global players have no choice but be here! So the potential is as high as one can handle. We expect to grow our business at a steady 30% year on year over the next 3 years.
Future Plans :
CADD Centre's goal is to expand footprint in the World Design market place with a combination of products and services best suited for each market. With ROWE, we will provide vital design specification that will produce best of breed products that will be useful not just in India but in similar markets like Brazil, Russia, the Middle East and Africa. We have plans of taking this partnership as a Joint Venture Company to handle specific markets.
Mr. Gerhard Backer, Managing Director, ROWE said “CADD Centre is the most prominent company in the Design Engineering Space and we are excited about starting our partnership with them. India is a significant market and this partnership will ensure that Indian customers get world class service from CADD Centre for our products".
Explaining the importance of the new venture, Mr. Backer said, " Indian design industry is on a high growth trajectory; ROWE and CADD Centre are going to listen and learn from our Indian customers and develop products and technology best suited for India. Our Global customers too will benefit from this."
CADD centre’s deep understanding of the customer requirements over the decades will be a value add to the innovation and research efforts of ROWE.
Press Release - CADD ties up with Rowe of Germany to launch wide-format printers, Indiamart
CADD ties up with Rowe of Germany to launch wide-format printers, scanners
CHENNAI, Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 13:28:13 PM IST:
Citing the burgeoning trend of India attracting many multinational companies for setting up design centres, CADD Centre India announced that it is partnering with ROWE of Germany, to introduce latest range of wide-format printers and scanners for design.
The two companies aim to develop products for the Indian design and engineering industry. The devices will include remote diagnostics, auto meter reading, monthly billing and automatic toner indicator sensing for reorder. It will be instrumental to various sectors.
R Parthasarathy, chairman and managing director, CADD group, revealed that design is the core for the manufacturing sector for creating massive demand for such large-size format printers. Consul-General, Dr Stefan Wekbach, Federal Republic of Germany, facilitated the exchange of the agreement and also introduced the devices.
CADD, which is engaged in supplying wide format solutions, is planning to invest Rs 7 crore on marketing of its latest products. It has also allocated Rs 14 crore to expand the sales and service network, Parthasarathy added.
Press Release - CADD Centre Partnership With Rowe, HYBIZ.TV
CADD Centre Partnership With Rowe, HYBIZ .TV
R. Parthasarathy, Chairman and Managing Director, CADD Centre India, CADD-ROWE MoU, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. CADD Centre India has signed MoU with German based ROWE to launch the new series of premium wide format printers and scanners in India. With the launch of ROWE range, CADD centre is also introducing a series of industry first that include remote diagnostics, auto meter reading, monthly billing, automatic toner indicator sensing for reorder to a few. ROWE products are soled in 85 countries. CADD centre partnership with Rowe is for the long term and is set to change the global landscape in this industry. The machine has four variants.
Press Release -CADD Centre sponsors Ra.One Special Premiere at Chennai
Chennai, Oct 25, 2011
It was an early deepavali this year for Chennai city with a large gathering of people including top corporate executives, leading film stars and social dignitaries converging together to attend CADD Centre sponsored special premiere of Ra.One- the much awaited block buster of Shah Rukh Khan, at Sathyam Cinemas, Chennai. CADD Centre- India’s leading provider of CAD systems and services sponsored the Special Premiere to support NAAM Foundation - a social organization supporting and empowering underprivileged women in Chennai, run by Ms Suhasini Maniratnam.
The event began at 10pm with a welcome address by Mr Ramaprasad- Executive Director of CADD Centre. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Parthasarathy- Chairman and Managing Director of CADD Centre said “CADD Centre in its 23 years of presence has been fortunate to be able to bring to India the very latest technologies, products and services in Engineering and Design. Indian companies have achieved rapid progress and growth in the last two decades and we are humbly grateful for the little part we have been able to play in every success story. This premiere is our little gesture to thank all our esteemed customers without whom this pedestal of leadership would not have been possible. We also take pride in supporting a social cause championed by NAAM.”