Schindler opens new escalator factory in Pune
Schindler India, the leading providers of escalators & elevators and a 100% owned subsidiary of Schindler Group, in keeping with its focus on Make in India and to service the growing infrastructural demands, inaugurated India’s only MNC Escalator manufacturing facility at Chakan in Pune.
IGBC Platinum awarded, Schindler India elevator manufacturing facility, is fully functional from beginning of 2014. This sprawling, world-class campus is spread across 200,000 sq. mtrs. & houses the elevator factory, a 71-meter tall elevator test tower, the global R&D centre, Schindler University and the new escalator plant. All this is a testimony to Schindler Group’s commitment to the Indian Market and the endeavour to be closer to customers and offer them innovative mobility solutions.
Speaking at the launch Uday Kulkarni, president, Schindler India said, “Schindler is the first multinational company to have the elevator & escalator manufacturing facilities in India. Both the manufacturing facilities are aimed at further advancing and establishing Schindler’s technological and manufacturing capabilities to serve the growing Market of India. Inspired by the vision of being the best service provider in the industry for its customers, Schindler will continue in the future to develop highly innovative and user-friendly mobility solutions to move India – Safely & Reliably!”
Adding in Thomas Oetterli, CEO, Schindler Group said, “India is an important market for Schindler and one that the world is watching. Our commitment to provide best in class facilities & partner in India’s infrastructural overhaul is unwavering. With the launch of the escalator line we are looking to take things to the next level. Scalability is of utmost importance and as we partner with the governments ‘Make in India’ initiative we are focused on meeting not only the needs of the Indian market but also the exports segment.”
Schindler India is the preferred vendor to several leading builders & developers across the country. They have partnered with several prestigious infrastructure projects in India, like the Mumbai International Airport-Terminal 2, the Chennai International Airport, the Delhi Metro, the Delhi Airport Metro, the Mumbai Monorail, the Kolkata International Airport, as well as the Mumbai, Bengaluru, Greater Noida & Nagpur metros.