H.B.Fuller Sets up R&D Facility in India

St. Paul, Minnesota-based adhesives manufacturing company H.B.Fuller, expanded operations in India by adding a research center in its manufacturing facility at Shirwal, near Pune, and a business office in Pune. The company serves industries such as electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, packaging, construction, and woodworking.

Jim Owens, president and chief executive officer at H.B.Fuller said, “We are pleased to be expanding our footprint in India. We are optimistic about the new opportunities our new business office and R&D center will provide us, and our customers.”

HB Fuller's R and D Lab in Pune

Spanning 5,000 square feet, the new R&D center has dedicated areas to conduct experiments, run demonstrations and train customers on its hot melt, water-based, anaerobic and cyanoacrylate technologies. Its proximity to the production floor increases collaboration between the company’s R&D and operations teams, reports the Business Standard.

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Gunjan Bagla
California-based management consultant Gunjan Bagla runs Amritt, a consulting firm helping American companies to succeed in India. Amritt is the trusted advisor for India market research, India business development, India market entry, Global Engineering, Global Technology Scouting, India R&D and Open Innovation. Gunjan is author of "Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from Tomorrow’s Most Exciting Market" (Hachette Book Group, 2008), Amazon's top rated title on the subject. He has appeared as the India Expert on BBC Television, Bloomberg TV, Fox Cable Business and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter and Business Week for his expertise on India.

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