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Panasonic Strengthens Production Capacity of Wiring Devices with New Manufacturing Facility in India
Panasonic completed its new manufacturing facility (Unit 5) for wiring devices, and commenced operation at Daman, India last Friday. We celebrated the completion of the manufacturing facility and the business expansion at its completion ceremony held on May 18 with about 120 participants.
This new facility which is spread over 27,700 m2 has been set up at the Daman factory of Anchor Electricals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, as the fifth manufacturing unit with an investment of about 3.2 billion yen (INR 200 crores). At the new facility, we will produce 240 million units of wiring devices of this fiscal year ending March 2013, and have the plans to double the production capacity to 500 million units thereby creating 1,500 employment opportunities in the next fiscal year. The products manufactured there will cater to the Indian market for the first two years, with plans to export to Middle East afterward.
- Bright Lobby with LED Lighting and Daylighting
Furthermore, this new facility will become Anchor's first "green" facility through the adoption of many green features including installation of LED lighting and solar panels as well as the recycling of sewage treated water for reuse, to contribute to the reduction of CO2 and electricity consumption, furthering Panasonic's leadership in green innovations. The facility also aims at improving the working atmosphere for the employees through provision of welfare facilities to the employees.
With this new facility, we will further strengthen our supply capability and reliability of technically superior products for our customer satisfaction, and grow our leadership position in the wiring device business in India and Middle-East, promoting the environmental preservation as a company aiming to become the No.1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry in 2018.
About New Manufacturing Facility (Unit 5)
|Investment||About 3.2 billion yen(INR 200 crores)|
|Total floor area||24,800㎡|
- LED lighting at lobby and meeting rooms
- Solar panels(15kW)
- Daylighting (Reduced illumination during the daytime)
- Sprinkling water purified in STP for green
About Anchor Electricals
A wholly owned subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, it manufactures over 3000 products under 5 major product groups including Wiring devices, Wires and Cables, Circuit breakers & Protection devices, Fans, Lights & Luminaries and caters to core sectors of the Indian infrastructure economy viz., Residential and Non residential construction.