Investments in India strengthen market position

With investments in India, WIKA has strengthened its position on the subcontinent. However, their purpose is not 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 built 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. In addition they produce instrument components, for example cases, rings and bimetal modules. Furthermore, 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.
Fide expanded
There is great dependence on pressure gauge accessories. The Pune location has therefore commissioned two new production lines for this product segment. Both lines were created according to the Lean concept with a one-piece-flow methodology. They are often run flexibly to manufacture overpressure protectors, throttles, cocks and adapters
To attain the objective of a lean organisation in Pune, WIKA India also setup a Lean Six Sigma room. In it, the LSS performance of all four of WIKA?s locations in India could be monitored and reviewed. The equipment needed for this comprises an MDI board, project trackers and an exercise calendar. The LSS room is also home to a small library covering topics of kaizen, the lean concept and Six Sigma.
Foolish of the flow lab for the brand new switch (foreground) in Chennai.
The investments in India also include 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 bring 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, also it then issues a corresponding alarm signal. In high-rise buildings, potentially a minumum of one flow switch per floor is necessary.
Building consultants, system integrators and OEMs involved in firefighting or fire safety are the target group because of this model FSFD. For marketing purposes, WIKA has already begun to register this switch in the lists of approved vendors to building consultancy businesses.
Note
More info on WIKA India are available on the WIKA website. There you will also find a synopsis of flow switches and also pressure gauges and accessories. You want to buy the products? In our WIKA online-shop you will discover a few of our standard-designs. Should you have any further questions with this, your contact will undoubtedly be at your disposal.
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