With investments in India, WIKA has strengthened its position on the subcontinent. However, their purpose isn’t solely from the regional market ? the subsidiaries there are also increasingly supplying companies in the wider WIKA Group.
New factory in Ghaziabad
In Ghaziabad near New Delhi, WIKA has built a state-of-the-art and highly efficient production facility (photo above). There, about 250 employees are manufacturing a variety of products such as for example switches, transmitters and bellows systems. They also produce instrument components, for instance cases, rings and bimetal modules. Furthermore, the factory houses an NABL-accredited calibration laboratory for the measurands pressure and temperature.
At the Pune site, WIKA has commissioned new production lines for pressure gauge accessories.
Production capacities expanded
There is great need for pressure gauge accessories. The Pune location has therefore commissioned two new production lines for this product segment. Both lines are designed as per the Lean concept with a one-piece-flow methodology. They are often run flexibly to manufacture overpressure protectors, throttles, cocks and adapters
To attain the objective of a lean organisation in Pune, WIKA India also set up a Lean Six Sigma room. Inside it, the LSS performance of most four of WIKA?s locations in India could be monitored and reviewed. The equipment necessary for this comprises an MDI board, project trackers and an exercise calendar. The LSS room is also home to a small library covering topics of kaizen, the lean concept and Six Sigma.
Tour of the flow lab for the brand new switch (foreground) in Chennai.
The investments in India also include a flow laboratory
The investments in India also include a flow laboratory at Switzer in Chennai. Flow switches for sprinkler systems will be manufactured there down the road. A cross-functional team created the conditions to create such a product, with international approvals (UL and FM), to the market. The project received the name of Fire Sprinkler Flow Detector (FSFD): The instrument detects the water flow in a sprinkler system after it has been activated, and it then issues a corresponding alarm signal. In high-rise buildings, potentially a minumum of one flow switch per floor is needed.
Building consultants, system integrators and OEMs involved with firefighting or fire safety will be the target group for this model FSFD. For marketing purposes, WIKA has recently begun to register this switch in the lists of approved vendors to building consultancy businesses.
Note
Further information on WIKA India are available on the WIKA website. There additionally, you will find a synopsis of flow switches and also pressure gauges and accessories. You would like to buy the products? Inside our WIKA online-shop you will find some of our standard-designs. Should you have any further questions on this, your contact will be at your disposal.
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