Fuji Electric India, a top industrial automation and energy efficient solution provider and a part of the 100-year-old Fuji Electric, reached a major milestone in India, with the inauguration of its state-of-the-art and environment friendly factory on March 15, 2023. Present during the inauguration ceremony at Fuji Electric India’s plant were Yosuke Ishizaka, MD; Shivaji Waghmare, CEO; Kentaro Yamaguchi, Head of Automation; B Karthik, Business Head – Automation Division from Fuji Electric India team.
Shivaji Waghmare cited two major reasons for the expansion. “The first is to invest in latest manufacturing technology in close collaboration with our parent company in Japan to provide high quality products. The second is to increase capacity ahead of market requirements to meet our customers’ growing demand,” he said. “This facility will remain a testimony to our relentless drive to improve all aspects of our operations and to maintain our status as one of the best in the industry,” he stressed.
“The new facility is borne out of extensive interaction and participation of our executives. Some of the critical equipment have been imported from Japan to match manufacturing processes between Fuji Electric India and Fuji Electric. We also improved the overall layout of the various functional areas of the factory to ensure a more efficient flow of materials, from receiving and storage to assembly, packaging and finally shipment,” said Yamaguchi.
Fuji Electric India produces world-class automation products for various applications. It is the leading supplier of drives and automation products in both the domestic and export markets. It has a strong distribution network for sales and distribution of replacement parts.
Built at a cost of Rs 150 Crores, the factory is expected to produce 3500 drives/month in single shift. There are plans to make 2,00,000 PCBs annually out of the new facility. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is fully automated and has the capacity to produce a range of products on a scale of 0.4 kW to 75KW, as of now. There are plans to scale it up to 710 KW.
The factory will cater to requirements from Cranes, Lift, Cement, Boilers, HVAC, Oil & Gas and Heavy Industry.
“The investment put into setting up this modern manufacturing plant in India will fulfil our vision to manufacture automation products, help us meet customers’ demands and also propel to becoming a 1,500 crore company by the end of 2024. Initially, we would be recruiting more than 250 employees for the new factory. With all the factors working to our advantage, we are expected to grow over 25% in coming years,” said Ishizaka.
About Fuji Electric India
Fuji Electric India was started in the year 2009, as a 100% subsidiary of Fuji Electric Co Ltd, with a rich legacy of 100 years. The association of Fuji electric with Indian customers has been on the rise, ever since its inception in 1985. Initially this was through joint ventures for the manufacture and sales of instrumentation and UPS products. In 2019, with the acquisition of Consul Neowatt, the largest Indian UPS company, Fuji Electric India now has a nationwide presence with over 1200 employees serving customers across all industry verticals.
With more than 400 service engineers and 80+ service locations, 18+ sales locations, Fuji Electric India provides prompt service and support. With an impeccable record of 4M installations and 500+ 1MW customers, the company is zooming ahead towards realising its mission to become the preferred energy and automation solution provider.
The company provides Power backup and power conditioning solution as part of its Energy business unit. Apart from the complete Factory and Process automation solutions as part of Automation business unit, they also offer Instrumentation (Pressure, Level transmitters and Gas Analysers) and ED&C (Electrical distribution and control) solutions.
Fuji Electric India is investing heavily in R&D facilities in Chennai and Pune and adding to more than 3,00,000 square feet of extra manufacturing space, to increase the production of UPS, AC Drives, and instrumentation products in India.