Swiss cable firm, R&M has opened a new production hub in Bangalore under the ‘Make in India’ initiative, a step towards the government’s vision to create sustainable competitiveness and prosperity.
The new facility is dedicated to production, warehousing and production of fibre optic solutions for data centres and FTTx application, and it is anticipated that production will stepped up almost immediately. It was opened in front of 250 business partners and customers. Speaking on the official opening of the facility, Michel Riva, CEO at, R&M AG said: ‘Opening the production facility is another milestone in deepening our commitment to India. Today’s announcement reaffirms R&M’s long-term commitment to India, a strategic location for digitisation, innovation and technology. The new building will support our organization in continuing our growth strategy in India as well as in the whole APAC region significantly.
Added Laurent Amestoy, executive vice president R&M APAC: ‘Today we lay the foundation for the next chapter in R&M's development in India. The facility will bring advanced manufacturing capabilities in delivering a complete product portfolio to our customers in India and across the Asian region.’
Gaurav Ahluwalia, Managing Director at R&M India, concluded: ‘Opening the production facility in India means that 2018 will be characterised by a huge expansion in production capacities, where over 400 highly qualified employees will be producing fibre optics solutions in accordance with the high R&M quality standards. With the Bangalore site R&M India is looking forward to stepping up production in the coming days.’
It has been a busy year for the company, with the introduction earlier this month of Michiel Panders as the new general manager for Europe (see New Europe general manager for Swiss cable firm) and the acquisition of Czech company Transportkabel – DIXI earlier in the year (see R&M enhances ‘end-to-end’ fibre cable offering with TK DIXI acquisition).