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Kone Elevators opens new manufacturing facility in India

The new facility is built at an investment of Rs. 450 cr, employing around 600 people.

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KONE Elevator India, SIPCOT Industrial Park, Thiru Banwarilal Purohit, Pekka Haavisto, Antti Herlin, Axel Berkling

Recently, KONE Elevator India inaugurated its world-class facility for elevators in SIPCOT Industrial Park, Pillaipakkam, Sriperumbudur near Chennai. This state-of-the-art elevator manufacturing facility was inaugurated by Thiru Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu in the presence of H.E. Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Thiru M. C. Sampath, Minister for Industrial Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Antti Herlin, Chairman, Henrik Ehrnrooth, President & CEO, Axel Berkling, EVP APA from KONE Corporation and Amit Gossain, Managing Director, KONE India. The new facility is built at an investment of Rs. 450 cr, employing around 600 people, and is designed for a capacity based on demand.

KONE India is now all set to ride on the wave of urbanisation in the country with its new plant. Spread across a whopping 50,000 sqm, the company’s new elevator manufacturing unit is the largest in this region. The factory is equipped with the latest technology in production, reinforcing the company’s customer-focused strategy to provide the most competitive, highest quality products with short delivery time. Though the new plant will majorly focus on the Indian market, KONE will be exporting to neighboring countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Delivering the inaugural address, the Chief Guest, Thiru Banwarilal Purohit stated, “It gives me immense happiness to be here for the inauguration of KONE India’s world-class elevator manufacturing facility and I am pleased that KONE has chosen SIPCOT Industrial Park, Pillaipakkam, Sriperumbudur Tamil Nadu, to set up this largest facility in this region. We welcome this investment project from KONE Corporation, which brings high-end technology solutions and jobs to our nation.”

Commenting on the vision behind setting-up this factory, Henrik Ehrnrooth, president & CEO, KONE Corporation said, “We are very pleased to inaugurate this state-of-the-art factory in India. The expanded facility will help KONE better cater to our customers as well as meet the demands for a growing elevator market here in India and neighboring countries. Our Winning with Customers strategy also continues to help our customer’s businesses become more sustainable. With this in mind, our new facility supports stringent sustainability and energy-efficient operations.”

Axel Berkling, EVP APA, KONE Corporation stated, “India plays a very important role, not only in Asia Pacific but also in the global plans for KONE and therefore this expansion of the factory is of immense importance. We all know that the technology adoption rate in India is quite high and the new factory will play a key role in delivering world-class quality solutions in line with the requirements of the market.”

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