A new global developmental center has been invested upon by Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning, amounting to Rs 157 crore (USD 22.5 million) at Kadi in Gujarat. The centre was known to have been facility inaugurated by the Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani on 27th September.
“The center is having various state-of-the-art research and testing laboratories, including reliability labs, electromagnetic compatibility labs, electronics labs and sound labs,” Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning CEO Franz Cerwinka told the reporters. Also, the company comprises of over 150 engineers at this center for carrying out research and development, he said. “This is our fourth global development center in the world. We already have two such centers in Japan and one in China. This new center will play a critical role in developing new products, particularly for Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe to enhance our ability to meet diverse market needs in these regions,” Cerwinka added.
“This engineering and innovation hub will put Gujarat on the world map for industrial research, product development and skill enhancement. With the launch of the new global development center, we have created additional opportunities for the local talent to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to respond to the dynamic global market needs,” the company’s CMD Gurmeet Singh said.