Schmersal celebrates ten-year anniversary in India
Production factory in Ranjangaon produces millionth safety switch
Schmersal India Private Limited, a subsidiary of the Schmersal Group, celebrates ten years of existence this year. The company was initially founded in 2007 as a sales organisation in order to participate in the growing Indian market for machine safety. In 2012, the cornerstone for a production factory was laid in Ranjangaon near Pune in the state of Maharashtra. The Schmersal Group invested about 8 million euros (approx. 580 million Indian rupees) in the construction of the new factory, which started production in July 2013. The Schmersal factory in Ranjangaon produces safety switches and lift switchgear on almost 4,000 m² of production and storage space. Initially, production was destined primarily for the Indian market. Parallel to this, Schmersal India Pvt. Ltd was expanding its sales activities in India – both by opening new sales offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai and by expanding the network of dealers. In 2016, Schmersal India Pvt. Ltd. achieved a turnover of 4,4 million euros (approx. 320 million Indian rupees). A major milestone was achieved in April 2017: the Ranjangaon factory produced the millionth safety switch since it became operational.
Caption: Philip Schmersal (l.), Managing Shareholder, and Sagar Bhosale, Managing Director of Schmersal India Pvt. Ltd