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Date: 18-05-12

Pepperl+Fuchs expands Indian ops with additional manufacturing plant

Industrial automaton sensor and sub-system maker Pepperl+Fuchs has expanded its Bangalore, India operations by invested an additional Rs.25 crores in its facility at Peenya Industrial Area, Bangalore which was inaugurated by Michael Fuchs, Partner, Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH on 14th May. With the addition of its new facility and manufacturing plant, the company is aiming to achieve an annual turnover of Rs. 300 crores by 2015.

Speaking on the occasion Michael Fuchs, partner, Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH, says, "The Indian market is an emerging market and we feel that our expansion in India, will help us in catering to the needs of our valuable customers more efficiently and promptly. We do plan for more such expansions in the future, as we are here to stay and the Organization is built around the Trust on its Employees and the Customers we serve".

Dr. Gunther Kegel, CEO of Pepperl + Fuchs group in his speech reiterated the Company's commitment to the Indian market and announced sourcing of all possible expertise from India though this facility for the Global Pepperl+Fuchs requirement. He congratulated the Indian team's success over the years and expressed confidence in the growth pattern of India as a Country and believe the accomplishment now made will cope with the increasing needs of the Customers in India.

Thampy Mathew, Managing Director, Pepperl+Fuchs India, adds, "We are very happy to inaugurate our world-class new facility which will enable us to bring the various activities under "one roof", thereby enhance our performance by synergizing teamwork and avoiding all sorts of logistic hurdles. The new facility will provide room for adding more manpower in Engineering and other Value added Services for Indian industries and also the Pepperl + Fuchs world. Mr. Mathew emphasized on the vision on training Customers on the Core Competence of Explosion Protection methodologies & Foundation Fieldbus applications, as he considers it as the responsibility of the market leader in these specialized fields. Pepperl+Fuchs India also do integration of their core products with Junction Boxes and Panels sourced locally, which enables them to deliver value added solutions with global quality at local prices. This "Solution Engineering Center" is meant to provide full-fledged engineering support to the local customers.

The new facility is spread across two acres of land, with 40,000 square feet area consisting of 3 floors to house the existing employees, besides 1200 sq. ft. warehouse area to store their products and 5000 sq ft manufacturing/assembly area for local production and integration. All operations, namely Sales, Technical Support, Engineering & Manufacturing for Process Automation, are housed in this facility besides Central Services team under Finance & Administration department, which also include warehouse function and logistics for the whole country.

To know about the product range of Pepperl + Fuchs visit http://www.pepperl-fuchs.in/india/hi/21.htm

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