Schindler Plans Expansion in India. Schindler, providers of escalators and elevators, a 100% owned subsidiary of Schindler Group is set to invest ₹170 crores to expand its manufacturing facilities by setting up India’s first Escalator manufacturing line and towards improving its Research and development facilities at its plant near Chakan in Pune. These investments will give Schindler India a unique edge and propel them to further strengthen the market leadership position in the elevators and escalators industry in India.
Schindler Plans Expansion in India. Schindler India is committed to growing the elevators business in India and plans to expand its elevator line to produce a capacity of around 17500 units and its escalator line to 1200 units per annum by 2019. Under the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, Schindler has already made an investment of ₹430 crore towards setting up a factory, an R&D centre that boasts a 71 mt tall tower with 8 shafts where each and every component of the elevator undergoes strenuous testing. Schindler India’s 170 crore investment is part of the total ₹600 crore outlay over a period of six years which employs more than 1000 people at any point of time in Maharashtra.
Commenting on the announcement, Uday Kulkarni, President Schindler India and South East Asia said, “The elevator and escalator market is expected to grow at 8% in the current fiscal and at Schindler India it is our aim to grow faster than market. In the last 10 years our turnover has grown from ₹300 crore to ₹1600 crore. With the ₹170 crore investment we aim to further the quality of our services and work towards becoming a preferred vendor to our customers.”
Schindler India is a trusted name in the elevator industry and is the preferred supplier to several leading builders and developers across the country. They have partnered several prestigious infrastructure projects in India, like the new Mumbai International Airport, Terminal-2, the Chennai International Airport, the Delhi Metro, the Delhi Airport Metro, the Mumbai Monorail, the Kolkata International Airport, as well as the Mumbai, Bengaluru, Greater Noida and Nagpur metros.