Panasonic Life Solutions India’s First Industry 4.0 Standard ECM Manufacturing Facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh

Thane, India – Panasonic Life Solutions India Pvt Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, recently inaugurated a one-of-a-kind Industry 4.0 standard ECM (Electric Construction Material) manufacturing facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The facility was built to support the country’s growing infrastructure needs, with the goal of strengthening the company’s presence in the Southern Region and developing market synergies by delivering materials quickly and delighting customers. In the next five years, the factory hopes to produce more than 200 million switches per year. The ‘highly automated’ unit spans 1,33,584 sq mt and currently has a floor area of 37,025 sq mt. This will be the company’s first electrical equipment manufacturing base in Southern India and its seventh in India, with additional facilities in the North and West regions to follow.

The company will invest a total of INR 600 crore in two phases, with the first phase costing INR 300 crore. The aim of this facility is to support infrastructure development, job creation, and industrial development in Andhra Pradesh. It will help the company achieve its larger goal of increasing capacity expansion in India and carbon neutrality by 2030 in order to deliver on the promise of a carbon-neutral future.

This facility is fully operational and will primarily manufacture Wiring Devices products covering Roma, Penta Modular, and Roma Urban. Furthermore, the company intends to add other products from the Wiring Devices category, such as Switchgear, Wires, and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) products, over time. Currently, the first-year production capacity is 80 million units, and it is expected to increase by 15 percent year on year as sales grow.

Moreover, the new facility will benefit the local communities by creating direct and indirect employment opportunities by developing a local supplier network exclusively for Wiring Devices products by FY2025. Furthermore, in line with the visions of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, the company seeks to support inclusive growth and contribute to the country’s development.

Against this backdrop, Kawamoto, Business Unit Head – Power Component Business, Panasonic Corporation, Japan, said, “India is on a growth trajectory and this growth will need tremendous support from the ECM industry for people to ‘Live their Best’. We see this as a tremendous opportunity for making human life simpler, safer, and comfortable, by enhancing the consumer experience through our technologically advanced products, with Japanese standards, which will now be manufactured at this facility in India.”

Kazuki Yao, Managing Director, Panasonic Life Solutions India Pvt Ltd, commented, “As a global leader in electrical construction materials, providing the most comprehensive electrical portfolio across the entire value chain, India being one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, is an important market for PLSIND. Through the inauguration of our facility in Sri City, it will help us significantly scale up our productions in India while contributing to the overall development of the region. We plan to invest in building consumer connections, enhancing the industrial connect, and improving its visibility on the production front. We see Andhra Pradesh as a strategic market that has witnessed an exemplar shift in its industrial culture and believe it’s an accurate time to delve into this region.”

To this, Rajesh Nandwani, Director and Business Unit Head of Wiring Devices, Panasonic Life Solutions India Pvt Ltd, added, “Today, we are delighted to announce the inauguration of our manufacturing facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The facility has been set up to manufacture and produce products from the Wiring Devices category. The new factory production system includes a state-of-the-art assembly line that will manifest Industry 4.0 technologies to support industrial transformation and business excellence, for enhanced safety and productivity. At PLSIND, we look forward towards building more resilient and sustainable partnerships by offering the best technologies and building world-class manufacturing facilities in India while supporting the Government’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ mission.”

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