R Ramakrishnan is now the India head of Dornier, Germany-based company which is a market leader in weaving systems for technical fabrics and film stretching lines. Ramakrishnan, an electrical engineer, has worked for the subsidiary since its foundation. Thanks to his extensive professional experience, from being a service technician to head of customer support, he has acquired expert knowledge in weaving machines. In the complex world of weaving and special machines with constantly rising customer requirements, he has his special focus on finding satisfying solutions for Dornier customers.
In order to retain its lead in the textile and plastics industries, about eight per cent of Dornier’s annual turnover is spent on research and development. This, in addition to creative engineering work, thorough knowledge of technological context and customer proximity, contributes largely to the outstanding leadership of the family-owned company.
In December 2000 Lindauer branch of Dornier in Mumbai was opened as a sales office. Five years later Dornier Machinery India was founded as an independent subsidiary. With nearly 5,000 new and second-hand weaving machines, both rapier and air-jet, Dornier has been very successful in India and has also emerged a market leader in the division of film stretching machines for polyester films.