Siemens Ltd. announced the start of operations at two greenfield factories in Goa, with an investment of around Rs. 200 crores. The factories are equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment using lean processes similar to Siemens’ award-winning factory at Berlin.
The factories will produce a range of products for power distribution of industries, utilities, power plants, infrastructure and cities. The products include medium voltage gas-insulated switchgears of up to 36kV, primary distribution switchgears, locally-developed products like ring main units (RMU) and compact substations (CSS) for power distribution, numerical protection relays, telecontrol devices for smart grids, electromechanical auxiliary and trip relays. The factories will have their own in-house Research and Development units.
Dr. Roland Busch, CEO, Infrastructure & Cities, Siemens AG, said, “With the setting up of the new Infrastructure & Cities Sector, Siemens is gearing itself to address the growing demands of cities. We have the portfolio, the know-how and the technological expertise to make cities greener and sustainable; turning them into the places where both people and businesses can thrive.”
Dr. Armin Bruck, Managing Director, Siemens Ltd. said, “The two new factories in Goa are examples of Siemens Ltd.’s focus on manufacturing excellence and our efforts to increase domestic footprint. We now have 21 factories in India in addition to 56 sales offices and we stand committed to meet the growing demands of India and subsequently to similar markets around the world.”
Tilak Raj Seth, Sector Cluster Lead, Infrastructure & Cities Sector, South Asia, Siemens, said, “Medium voltage and energy automation solutions are important components of our sustainable solutions to the challenges of a city. The products cater to our customers and stakeholders in the infrastructure and cities domain and are now available under a common roof with a dedicated set-up.”
The Energy Automation factory will be the first such factory outside Europe and third in the Siemens World, after Germany and United Kingdom, while the Medium Voltage factory will be the third in the Siemens World after Germany and China. Both factories have been built as green factories with features such as ground water recharging, rain water harvesting, water conservation through low flow fixtures, energy conservation through energy efficient lighting & HVAC, use of solar technology for street lighting and water efficient landscaping.
About Siemens Ltd.:
Siemens Ltd., in which Siemens AG holds 75% of the capital, is the flagship listed company of Siemens AG in India. Siemens in India including Siemens Ltd. comprises 14 legal entities, is a leading powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering with a business volume aggregating about Rs. 12,000 crore. It operates in the core business areas of Industry, Infrastructure & Cities, Energy and Healthcare. It has a nation-wide sales and service network, 21 manufacturing plants and employs about 18,000 people.