Investments in India strengthen market position

With Ultimate in India, WIKA has strengthened its position on the subcontinent. However, their purpose isn’t solely linked to the regional market ? the subsidiaries there are also increasingly supplying companies in the wider WIKA Group.
New factory in Ghaziabad
In Ghaziabad near New Delhi, WIKA has generated a state-of-the-art and highly efficient production facility (photo above). There, about 250 employees are manufacturing a range of products such as switches, transmitters and bellows systems. They also produce instrument components, for instance cases, rings and bimetal modules. In addition, the factory houses an NABL-accredited calibration laboratory for the measurands pressure and temperature.
At the Pune site, WIKA has commissioned new production lines for pressure gauge accessories.
Production capacities expanded
There is great need for pressure gauge accessories. The Pune location has therefore commissioned two new production lines because of this product segment. Both lines were created according to the Lean concept with a one-piece-flow methodology. They could be run flexibly to manufacture overpressure protectors, throttles, cocks and adapters
To achieve the objective of a lean organisation in Pune, WIKA India also setup a Lean Six Sigma room. Inside it, the LSS performance of most four of WIKA?s locations in India could be monitored and reviewed. The gear necessary for this comprises an MDI board, project trackers and a training calendar. The LSS room is also home to a little library covering topics of kaizen, the lean concept and Six Sigma.
Tour of the flow lab for the brand new switch (foreground) in Chennai.
The investments in India likewise incorporate a flow laboratory
The investments in India likewise incorporate a flow laboratory at Switzer in Chennai. Flow switches for sprinkler systems will be manufactured there in the foreseeable future. A cross-functional team created the conditions to create this type of product, with international approvals (UL and FM), to the marketplace. The project received the name of Fire Sprinkler Flow Detector (FSFD): The instrument detects the water flow in a sprinkler system after it has been activated, and it then issues a corresponding alarm signal. In high-rise buildings, potentially at least one flow switch per floor is needed.
Building consultants, system integrators and OEMs involved with firefighting or fire safety are the target group because of this model FSFD. For marketing purposes, WIKA has already begun to join up this switch in the lists of approved vendors to building consultancy businesses.
Note
Further information on WIKA India can be found on the WIKA website. There additionally, you will find a synopsis of flow switches and in addition pressure gauges and accessories. You would like to buy the products? In our WIKA online-shop you will discover some of our standard-designs. In case you have any further questions on this, your contact will be at your disposal.
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