Havells India Ltd has announced its first ‘Industry 4.0’ manufacturing plant for Lloyd ACs in Ghiloth, Rajasthan. The company has now also entered washing machine (WM) production at the same location in Ghiloth where the AC plant is located. The washing machine plant was inaugurated by Amitabh Kant, chief executive officer, NITI Aayog. Spread over 50 acres at Ghiloth, the greenfield WM unit aims to strengthen Lloyd’s WM production capacity with a targeted output of 3 lakh units annually. The company claims that the plant strengthens its ‘Make in India’ vision.
According to the company, currently manufacturing washing machines, the facility is equipped to expand to over 5 lakh units annually. The manufacturing plant consists of best-in-class machinery from Japan, Korea and Italy and is equipped with 10 Robotic machines and AGV’s (Automated Guided Vehicle) and a fully integrated material management system. The plant also has Management Execution System – MES from Dassault, France which helps in real time monitoring of processes thereby improving productivity and reducing loss-time & wastage.
Anil Rai Gupta, CMD, Havells India Limited said, “I am very happy to showcase this first-of-it- kind most-advanced robotic AC plant in the country to you. With a capex of Rs.500cr, this plant symbolises our vision for the future where we are committed to produce world-class, innovative products using globally-benchmarked manufacturing systems & practices. This ‘Industry 4.0 plant’ complements Government of India’s ‘Make in India vision’ and helps us make world-class ACs that are being exported to over 25 countries across the globe.”