The company now has 16 main production sites around the world. “We’re pleased to be able to further expand the global Wilo production network with this opening,” said Oliver Hermes, president & CEO of the Wilo Group. “With the new site, we meet India’s increasing importance in global trade. The expansion of production capacity in India is thus in line with the group’s global ‘region-for-region’ strategy.” With this strategy, Wilo aims to meet regional customer needs with products manufactured locally.
The Kesurdi facility will manufacture, among other things, the Wilo-Vertical Turbine pumps, which are up to 42 metres high and the largest products in the Wilo portfolio. They are used, for example, in drinking water supply, agriculture and flood control.
To test them, Wilo has also built Asia’s largest test basin at the new plant. “The pump systems produced in Kesurdi make a significant contribution to the secure supply of energy, water and food in visionary large-scale projects,” explained Hermes.
The site combines sustainability and innovation. Wilo only used environmentally friendly prefabricated parts for construction, while the complex energy management and water treatment systems minimise the plant’s CO2 emissions. The photovoltaics on the factory roof alone reduce CO2 emissions by 1,200 tonnes annually – an important step towards Wilo’s target of all its sites wotldwide becoming carbon-neutral by 2025.
“It goes without saying that we consistently take environmental aspects into consideration from the outset in a new building project,” said Georg Weber, Member of the Executive Board and CTO of the Wilo Group.
“Everything here is absolutely state of the art. The technology, processes and products are completely in line with Wilo’s premium concept,” added Weber.
Wilo is creating around 1,500 direct and indirect jobs with the opening.