Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd., announced its furthering the presence of its Drives segment in India, to further its localisation and support GoI’s mission towards an ‘Athmanirbhar Bharat’. The Danfoss Group has made significant investments to the tune of INR 1000+ crores in last six years, to further the company’s commitment towards strengthening its local manufacturing and powering its capabilities towards India-focussed R&D and innovation. Since the company began its independent operations in India, Danfoss India has quadrupled its localisation efforts in terms of production and supply chain capabilities and projects 90% localisation by 2022.
Speaking on Danfoss Global Drives business, Vesa Laisi, President, Danfoss Drives said, “At Danfoss Drives, we are focussed on generating value from our decades of experience to help drive the sustainability goals of national and international governments, in a bid to help engineer a better and more sustainable future. Backed by a strong understanding of the global megatrends that are powering the world’s economic and social growth, we aim to push the boundaries of technology by innovating solutions to tackle climate change, helps cope with rapid urbanisation and helps improve standards of living among the citizens of the world. “
By 2025, it is estimated that more than 5 billion people will benefit directly or indirectly from the value added by Danfoss Drives globally in their everyday lives. Additionally, the current installed base of drives is estimated to help to save the annual equivalent of 60 hours of global energy consumption.
P L Palanisamy, Director – Danfoss Drives, Danfoss India says, with wide-spread adoption of our drives across key Indian industries, we have strengthened our resolve to make our Danfoss Drives business self-reliant where ~80% of our supplies are produced from India campus with an increasing focus on building a local supplier base and enhancing process innovation for our customers in India.
Expands production at its Chennai campus
Danfoss’ current investment allows for further expansion (since August 2020) for the assembly of the FC51/FC360 range of drives to cater exclusively to the Indian market and further expand the P600 manufacturing line in the coming months. The new range of drives will create a significant impact towards improving energy efficiency and maximising energy productivity. The latest additions to the drives portfolio to assemble in India will drive up the percentage of sales of ‘Made in India’ drives to over 80%.
Today, Danfoss Drives’ India Design Center serves as a hub for Global High Power Designs, Application Development Center and Product Engineering Center and Center of Excellence in heavy industries. With a steady focus on building a strong Global R&D & Engineering function, Danfoss India enhances the product testing capabilities at global standards and increase the speed of innovation.
The 50 Acre Platinum rating Danfoss’ Chennai factory at Oragadam is equipped with two state-of-the-art assembly lines for drives, full load & Harmonics testing facility up to 1MW including EMC labs. Since March 2020, with the implementation of the nationwide lockdown, Danfoss India’s select production lines have already been ramped-up to 100% capacity, a sizeable portion of the staff continues to work from home. Danfoss has ably leveraged its digital capabilities.
Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India states, “Danfoss India commitment to India has been unwavering from the start and the recent increase in India investments of our Drives segment reinforces this commitment. The added step towards increasing our production lines is a testament to our success story in addressing the needs of our customers and the industry during these trying times. We remain steadfast in our journey towards complete localisation and stand in solidarity with the centre’s clarion call for ‘India for India’ and the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan’.”
Currently, the final products of its India campus are also exported to markets such as US, Middle East, ASEA regions.
For sustainability, company has committed to reduce the company’s energy intensity by 50% and double the company’s energy productivity before 2030 – both measured against the base year of 2007. It is also set to change its company car fleet to become all electric latest by 2030. In the coming years, Danfoss also aims to implement numerous measures to further reduce energy consumption and drive greener technology investments in its buildings and processes.