Wednesday, August 6, 2014

#Honeywell opens seventh manufacturing facility in Pune

#Honeywell opens seventh manufacturing facility in Pune
Honeywell today announced the launch of its seventh manufacturing facility in India. This 75,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility has been built for Honeywell Automation India Limited (HAIL) and will significantly expand Honeywell’s manufacturing capabilities in the country. Honeywell now has seven state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and five technology development and engineering centers in India with ~2 Mn sq. ft. of combined built-up area.
“The Pune facility is the second manufacturing location we have built in India this year alone, demonstrating Honeywell’s continued commitment to India,” said Thomas A. Szlosek, Senior Vice President and CFO of Honeywell International, while in Pune to officially inaugurate the facility. “The country is on the verge of an economic revival. The seed planting we did in India at a time when global investor confidence was low, gives us a head start as we launch our second manufacturing facility within two months.”
“Honeywell already has a significant presence in Maharashtra with its automation and turbocharger manufacturing facilities based in Pune, built with an investment of around INR 500 crore. It provides full time employment to nearly 3,000 people in the state, besides indirect employment and livelihood generation through ancillary industries,” said Anant Maheshwari, President, Honeywell India.
The new facility will integrate manufacturing, factory testing, quality control and advanced manufacturing engineering for Honeywell’s automation business in India.
It will provide a full suite of process solutions, which comprehensively deployed, can improve efficiencies for industries by up to 30 percent. It will serve all major process industries such as refining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, power generation, chemicals, life sciences, and metals, minerals and mining. Honeywell’s flagship solution – the Experion Process Knowledge System, a range of pressure and temperature transmitters, and process safety systems, are some key products from the process solutions portfolio that will be manufactured here.
Sensing and control products manufactured here will offer precision, repeatability and durability for OEM and industrial applications spanning aerospace and defense, medical, transportation, and test and measurement markets. Key products include shifters, pressure switches, limit switches, position sensors, speed sensors, and hour meters.
 “Consolidating manufacturing in one location will create efficiencies and improve productivity for us. It will enable businesses to share expertise and training capabilities as well. More importantly, customers realize the benefits of these efficiencies to improve their business performance, and gain closer access to world-class technology at home,” said Vikas Chadha, Managing Director, HAIL.