CAROL STREAM, IL – Antunes, a family owned and operated company specializing in the manufacturing of foodservice equipment, has launched a joint venture in Chennai, India, to manufacture Antunes water filtration systems and countertop cooking equipment. Antunes is partnering with NADI Airtechnics Pvt. Ltd., an established India-based manufacturer of industrial fans, on the operation.
The joint venture strategically positions Antunes to better serve foodservice and hospitality operations throughout India and the surrounding region. Additionally, it allows Antunes’ corporate charity, Splash, to extend its outreach throughout India. Through Splash, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing clean water to children in urban areas in Asia and Africa, Antunes water filtration systems will provide clean drinking water for children in schools — safeguarding health and promoting hygienic habits.
“We are pleased to open this new chapter in our ability to serve and support our customers,” said Glenn Bullock, CEO of Antunes. “The Antunes NADI Manufacturing India Pvt. Ltd. joint venture represents our commitment to make our customers successful while positively impacting the world. We are proud to support our partner Splash in their efforts to make a child’s access to clean drinking water a real certainty.”
The joint venture, officially titled Antunes NADI Manufacturing India Pvt. Ltd., is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Glenn and Jane Bullock of Antunes and Mr. and Mrs. JB and Marlene Kamdar of NADI Airtechnics Pvt. Ltd. The philanthropic affinity of both families provided a common goal and made the manufacturing operation natural fit.
The inauguration ceremony for the 5,300-square-foot Chennai facility took place on February 28, 2019, with about 20 team members present.
Antunes is a leading foodservice equipment manufacturer, specializing in countertop cooking and water filtration solutions for global operations. Headquartered in Carol Stream, Illinois, Antunes is driven by a commitment to provide reliable performance, customer-focused service and premium quality. For more information, visit www.antunes.com.