‘At 15, we're apt for the future'
Wood News|March - April 2021
Started in 2006 with a team of just 10 people, Biesse India today includes more than 700 employees at its world-class manufacturing facilities in Bengaluru. It manufactures more than 1,800 woodworking machines annually and also exports different configurations to customers across 60 countries. Dhananjay Sardeshpande caught up with Mr Sayeed Ahmed, CEO of Biesse India, to find out what the last 15 years have meant to him in terms of being recognized as a professional company that is driven by knowledge, expertise, focus on customer service and its sustainable approach to business.
Dhananjay Sardeshpande
Biesse Group from Italy has a reputation for innovation. How do minds, machinery and manpower work together to provide cutting-edge technology to the wood processing sector globally?

At Biesse, innovation is a top management priority. We have a clear innovation strategy and support it with appropriate investment, leveraging the advantages of scale, and ensuring that the system is nimble enough to spot and seize the best opportunities quickly and decisively.

With the advent of the latest technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, rapid prototyping, artificial intelligence, and big data analysis, Biesse continues to harness these opportunities and continues to transform itself as a data-enabled technologically advanced company.

‘Fail fast, learn fast’ is an axiom that is practiced by us. As Einstein said, it is insane to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results! So, if we need different experiences, different learning, we need to try different things. We need to innovate to unleash the potential of the human mind.

At Biesse, employees have been taught to think like innovators. We have innovation-friendly systematic management processes that enable creative minds to channel their ideas into solutions to support our customer’s needs.

Biesse India has been a strategic location for Biesse’s growing business and the Bengaluru campuses – which comprises of plants at Nelamangala and Makali/ Nagarur – make up a sprawling space of 35,000 square meters, equipped with the most advanced minds, machinery, and manpower to design and manufacture cutting-edge technology in wood and advanced materials processing.

Ever since its inception in 2006, the plant has etched a successful path for itself by reaching one credible milestone after another. Biesse India rolled out its first machine in 2007. Today it produces about 1,800 machines per year with over 60 countries (including Europe, the US, and Australia) being part of our customer circle.

Biesse India was established 15 years ago. What were the motives for this move?

Biesse Group launched its first production site abroad by establishing its manufacturing plant in Bengaluru. The objective of the facility was to produce technologically advanced machines to satisfy regional demands.

The strategic investment in India was a forward-looking strategy that created the most advanced production plant for manufacturing wood processing technologies in India. Its objective is to guarantee a direct presence in the region, as well as support global needs.

With the support of a team of technical experts from Italy and synergising this with local competencies for product development, manufacturing, sales and service support, Biesse India is now well established to offer customised solutions for customers’ specific needs globally in the mid-market segment.

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