Manufacturer of electromechanical safety and lift switchgear and systems, Schmersal India Pvt Ltd., a subsidiary of The Schmersal Group, Germany, inaugurated its first global support IT centre in Pune.
The centre inaugurated by the Managing Director of K.A. Schmersal GmbH & Co. KG., Germany Michael Ambros, is spread across an area of 3,305 sq.ft. with a workforce of 15 functional and technical consultants.
At the launch of the centre Ambros expressed, “This is the first global support activity that has been established outside Germany, and India has been recognised as one of the competence centres with skilled resources to provide support for SAP implementation and software development to the entire Schmersal Group. This activity has also led to increased employment opportunities for the Indians.”
Schmersal India started operations in 2007 as a sales organisation for machine safety. In 2012, a cornerstone for the production factory in India was laid in Ranjangaon near Pune, Maharashtra, with a total investment of about 8 million Euros, by the Schmersal Group in the construction of the new factory which started production in July 2013 and today has a headcount of 86 employees.
To further strengthen its India presence, the company plans on adding more skilled manpower to enhance their local R&D centre and Product Management to focus on developing more products for the Indian market.
By the end of 2017, the Indian Factory manufactured and supplied more than one million safety switches in India market. Current manufacturing capacity is five million safety switches per year.