Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

A. O. Smith to Locate India Headquarters, Manufacturing in Bangalore
Sep 18, 2008
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

A. O. Smith announced plans to locate the headquarters of its A. O. Smith India Water Heating Private Limited venture in Bangalore and begin construction of a residential water heater manufacturing plant. A. O. Smith said it is the first U. S. water heater business to enter the India market.

Design work on the 76,000 sq ft facility will begin in the fourth quarter; construction is scheduled for completion in 2Q 2010. The plant will initially employ approximately 100 employees, according to Ajita G. Rajendra, president of A. O. Smith Water Products Company.

"We selected Bangalore for a number of strategic reasons," he pointed out. "The city is centrally located in one of our key target markets in India with a growing consumer class interested in premium water heating solutions. The local infrastructure will be able to support our distribution needs."

The plant and India corporate offices will be located on 20 acres in the Harohalli Karnataka Industrial Area just outside of Bangalore. The manufacturing operation will be designed to assemble glass-lined residential water heaters in sizes ranging from six liters up to 100 liters.

In the initial phase, the plant will purchase pre-painted steel components for water heater jackets. Plans call for plant expansions as the business grows to including jacket and tank fabrication and painting. Once the facility is fully built out, it will be a fully integrated residential water heater operation, Rajendra said.

The plant also will manufacture co-branded products for Jaquar Company, PLC, one of the leading suppliers to the sanitary channels in India. A. O. Smith and Jaguar reached a marketing agreement in July.

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Aug 27, 2014: Sustainability Standard Launched for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances

Aug 27, 2014: Electrolux Joins AllSeen Alliance to Develop Seamlessly Connected Appliances

Aug 27, 2014: HRAI Awards Industry Leaders at 46th Annual Meeting

Aug 27, 2014: North American PCB Business Shows Seasonal Slowdown

Aug 22, 2014: Could Quirky Acquire GE Appliances?

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

March 2014: Market Research - 62nd Annual U.S. Appliance Industry Forecast
February 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: December 2013
January 2014: Market Research - Appliance Historical Statistical Review: 1954-2012
January 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: November 2013




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Pharmalive | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows