Pune, April 19,2012: Schmersal India Pvt Ltd, the 100% subsidiary of the Schmersal Group, world leaders in electrical and electronic safety switchgear & systems today announced to set upits first manufacturing plant in India at Ranjangaon MIDC near Pune. The ground breaking ceremony of its facility was performed by Mr Philip Schmersal, Chief Executive Officer, Schmersal Group on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Also present at the function were Mr Henning Carl, Production Director, Schmersal Group;Mr Sagar Bhosale, Managing Director India Operations and other senior executives of the Company.
Speaking to media in Pune today, Mr Philip Schmersal said, “India is an important and strategic market for Schmersal and this facility has been envisaged keeping in view the tremendous potential within the country.” He further added that they have been encouraged by a growing Indian economy and the combination of availability of qualified engineers and designing capabilities which give India a distinct competitive advantage. Further, Indian manufactured products are gaining acceptance in world markets.
Spread over an area of 5 acres, the plant at Ranjangaon will be fully operational byApril 2013 and is being set up with an investment of 8 Million Euro. Mr Sagar Bhosale further informed that at this world class manufacturing facility, Schmersal will manufacture Electromechanical Safety devices, Electronic Sensors and Lift Switchgear. The products that will be manufactured are currently targeted at serving the local markets and find application in machinery manufacturers selling to food, pharmaceutical and FMCG industry, material handling OEMs, textile industry, alternate energy sectors and manufacturers of automobiles and auto ancillary industries.
This plant will be the sixth from the group which has its manufacturing facilities at Wuppertal, Wettenberg&Muhldorf in Germany, Boituva in Brazil and Shangai in China. About 20,000 product references are manufactured by the Company globally.
The plant at Ranjangaon has been designed in harmony with Schmersal’s approach to incorporate eco-friendly, sustainable practices at its facilities.
The Schmersal Group (www.schmersal.in) is a world leader in electrical and electronic safety switchgear & systems for the protection of man and machine. The group is represented worldwide with its manufacturing plants in Germany, Brazil & China and affiliated offices in the UK, US, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland and Norway. Over recent years, the Schmersal Group has extended its product offerings through a number of acquisitions and its FY11 turnover stood at 180 million Euro.