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  • Friday, March, 2023| Today's Market | Current Time: 05:35:47
  • Chennai : CUMI AWUKO Abrasives GmbH, a subsidiary of Carborundum Universal Limited (CUMI), participated in the 36th edition of the India International Leather Fair (IILF) held during Feb 1-3, 2023 at the Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai. CUMI AWUKO Abrasives showcased their versatile range of abrasive solutions for leather industry at the Leather Fair. AWUKO’s comeback in the market was kicked off by the company’s acquisition by CUMI in February 2022 for €8 million.

    AWUKO is carving its path ahead with CUMI (a Murugappa Group company) providing critical raw materials from its facilities across the globe and access to other common resources like distribution. This acquisition is also key to CUMI’s expansion plans in Europe.

    This year, the IILF had on display the entire range of products relating to leather industry from raw material to finished products, along with machinery, chemicals, components, etc. The event witnessed participation from over 400 domestic and overseas companies.

    Speaking on the occasion, Thomas Müller, Head of Global Sales, CUMI AWUKO said, “It’s such a pleasure for me to represent our company on that common booth. The bright signal we send out to the leather industry is reaching worldwide potentials and customers. Together we are able to show that we, CUMI and AWUKO, are united for using our strengths to create synergies in serving the market.”

    Ninad Gadgil, Business Head – Abrasives, CUMI said, “AWUKO is a 120- year-old leading brand in coated abrasives with a rich history of solutions tailor-made for the global leather industry. CUMI AWUKO is delighted to take part in the India International Leather fair and reconnect with customers in a physical environment after nearly three years. AWUKO’s unmatched product quality and application engineering combined with CUMI’s nation-wide sales and service network makes us very confident of meeting and exceeding the needs of our leather industry customers.”


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