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New facility for elevator industry
CAMIL PARKHE | Friday, 12 May 2017 AT 10:13 PM IST
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Pimpri: The thyssenkrupp Elevator inaugurated its newest Multi-Purpose Facility (MPF) for the elevator industry, including manufacturing of elevators, distribution center and training facilities at Chakan on Friday

thyssenkrupp India inaugurated its elevator manufacturing site  at Chakan on Friday in the presence of (from left)Bharat Vishnani, MD, thyssenkrupp Elevator India, Consul General, Dr. Jurgen Morhard, Peter Allart, EVP Global Manufacturing, thyssenkrupp Elevator AG, Oliver Burkhard, Member of Executive Board and CHRO thyssenkrupp AG, and Ravi Kirpalani, CEO,
Representing an investment of Rs 3 billion  (44 million euro), the new 20,000 sq m industrial facility is designed for an initial capacity of manufacturing 6,000 elevator units, extendable to 10,000 in the course of the next two years.

The new MPF was built in a short 18-month time period.  

As part of the factory’s inauguration thyssenkrupp will also be launching a new seed campus training center for field technicians. This facility will support the development of local skills and knowledge in line with the Indian government’s wider training programmes to improve service provision and efficiency in businesses across the region.

Oliver Burkhard, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Human Resources Officer of thyssenkrupp AG said, “The Indian elevator market is of significant importance to thyssenkrupp. The consistent growth of India’s realty sector has been gaining attention worldwide and thyssenkrupp is perfectly poised to support this market growth.”

Ravi Kirpalani, CEO of thyssenkrupp India, said,  “The urban population in India is one of the fastest growing in the world. 30% of citizens currently live in urban areas, and this is expected to reach 40% by 2030. The government is focused on building new housing complexes, airports, malls, railway stations and harbors. We are delighted that our new local manufacturing site will better enable us to support this. ”

Peter Allaart, Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing, thyssenkrupp Elevator, said,  “We’re proud to have been able to inaugurate this new facility in such a short 18-month time period, as the localization of elevator manufacturing is considered crucial for the expansion of our business in India.”

Bharat Vishnani, Managing Director, thyssenkrupp Elevator India, said, “In line with the government’s aim to provide housing for all by 2022, it will create 20 million new urban housing units and 30 million rural homes.”

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