Illinois-Based Manufacturer Gains on Global Goals

The maker’s new facility abroad will boost its production abilities as well as localize its current product offerings.

Antunes HQ Carol Stream
Antunes maintains its headquarters in Carol Stream, Ill. (shown). Next week, the company will inaugurate a new facility in Chennai, India to better serve its global customers. Courtesy of Antunes.

This month, Carol Stream, Ill.-based foodservice equipment manufacturer Antunes is opening a 43,000-square-foot operations facility in Chennai, India.

The space—set to be inaugurated next Thursday, Jan. 18—will allow Antunes to localize current product offerings, and to manufacture additional products, notes a press release. Years ago, Antunes launched a joint venture in Chennai with NADI Airtechnics Pvt. Ltd., a maker of industrial fans. Antunes’ continued expansion and investment in Chennai will serve customers locally as well as in the Middle East and Africa.

“The Chennai location provides access to shipping ports to help us better support our regional customers,” says Daniel Schmidt, managing director of international business at Antunes. “Chennai also has a hardworking workforce to help support our growth initiatives.”

Antunes CEO Glenn Bullock says global expansion “has always been the dream.”

“Antunes Chennai will provide assurance of resiliency in our supply chain,” Bullock says. “Better serving our markets was our goal in Chennai and I look forward to developing relationships, strengthening support and exceeding the expectations of our local and global customers.”

Antunes’ foodservice equipment lineup includes reverse osmosis systems (among other water filtration units), toasters, steamers, grills, condiment dispensers and more.  Globally, Antunes products are used in more than 150 countries and in over 500 restaurant chains.


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