Customers in the Southeast Asia region can now test the efficiency of their SPX Flow nutrition and health products at the expanded 27,000 sq ft Pune Design Center in the Hinjewadi Industrial Area. This allows products to be tested faster and limits the costs formerly associated with shipping product to Europe or the US for testing.
The Pune Design Center increases SPX Flow’s global capacity for validation of sanitary pumps and valves as well as bringing new capabilities for functional testing of homogenizers and heat exchangers. It also allows SPX Flow customers to test and validate their IoT technologies on the company’s products and systems. This process simulates conditions in the field to ensure product quality and reliability for end user processes.
SPX Flow expects that bringing product development closer to customers will reduce time to market by approximately 20%.
“This significant investment underscores SPX Flow’s commitment to the fast-growing region, bringing development aspects closer to customers in emerging markets. The facility design includes sustainability features with further opportunities such as solar power,” said Rajendra Karandikar, site leader for the Pune Design Center.