Siemens starts operations at Goa factories
Siemens has started operations at two of its green-field factories in Goa, with an investment of around Rs200 crore. The company said that the factories are equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, which uses lean processes similar to its 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). The factories will have their own in-house research and development units.
Dr. Roland Busch, CEO, Infrastructure and Cities, Siemens AG, said, “With the setting up of the new infrastructure and 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.”
The company now has 21 factories in India in addition to 56 sales offices.
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 and HVAC, use of solar technology for street lighting and water efficient landscaping.