Starcke Abrasives expands its manufacturing base in India

Cover photo caption: Mr. Peter Alfer, MD, Starcke GmbH inaugurating the new production facility near Pune in India along with Mr. Rolf Schuettenberg, Director, Starcke India and Mr. Mahesh Shetty, MD, Starcke India.


Starcke, the medium-sized independent fourth-generation family business
and one of the major abrasive suppliers in the global market has expanded its base in Chakan industrial area near Pune from erstwhile 15,000 sq. ft. area to 50,000 sq. ft. with both production and warehouse in the same premises. The company has moved to this new facility on April 1, 2019.


The state-of-the-art facility is used to convert all coated abrasive jumbos into discs, belts, roll sheets etc. to name a few. Catering the entire length and breadth of India was the main intention behind this mega expansion. Along with this, the company is also looking to supply to neighbouring countries as well.

For over 100 years, the abrasive cloths and papers manufactured by Starcke have added the finishing touches in a wide variety of applications, manufacturing quality products. A diversified product range is marketed world-wide through its subsidiaries and various other distribution channels.

The business activities of Starcke can be traced back to before 1720.
With a corporate history spanning over 280 years since the company’s origin and 190 years under the Starcke name, the company aim to further build on this tradition by actively forging the future. This is effectively demonstrated by the production facility for coated abrasives, completed in 1997, which is ranked among the most sophisticated operations of its kind world-wide and guarantees the high standard of our acknowledged top-of-the-line quality products.

Starcke Abrasives India Pvt. Ltd. – a subsidiary of Starcke GmbH & Co. KG, was established in 2007 with an aim to serve the growing Indian demand from various sectors including the woodworking industry. The company serves its Indian customers through a wide network of dealers spread across the country.

The premium abrasive products reach out to some of the major industries in the country. All the products of Starcke are widely acclaimed among the large clientele for their superior quality and reliability. Apart from this, our ability to maintain timelines as well as quality in the assortment, providing cost effective solutions and assurance to make timely shipment of the orders placed by customers have assisted us positioning our name in the list of top-notch companies of the industry.

“Our products are being used in India for more than a decade, previously supplied via authorized distributers and now marketed directly by us to retailers, OEM clients and tier-1 and tier-2 component suppliers,” says Mr. Mahesh Shetty, Managing Director, Starcke Abrasives India Pvt. Ltd. who looks after the 50+ staff of the company in India.

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