R&M, a Swiss cabling systems developer and provider of fibre and copper solutions for network infrastructures, has inaugurated its production hub in Bengaluru. This manufacturing facility is built under the ‘Make In India’ initiative. This Bengaluru based facility is dedicated to production and warehousing, and will soon act as a primary supplier of fibre optic solutions for data centres and ‘Fiber to the X’ (FTTx) customers globally.
Michel Riva, CEO and Member – Board of Directors, R&M AG Switzerland, said, “Today’s announcement reaffirms R&M’s long-term commitment to India, a strategic centre of digitisation, innovation and technology. We are honoured to collaborate with people of India to accelerate each other’s economic growth and create a fruitful relationship. This initiative is a step towards the government’s vision ‘Make in India’ to create sustainable competitiveness and prosperity. Since we have established our operations in India, we have made significant investments and are committed to being the strategic partner to India. Opening the production facility is another milestone in deepening our commitment to India.”
Laurent Amestoy, Executive Vice President SR APAC, MO-Singapore, said, “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 diverse product portfolio to our customers in India and across the Asian region. Further, it will help us to strengthen our position in structured cabling market.”
Gaurav Ahluwalia, Managing Director at R&M India, commented, “Opening production facility in India means that 2018 will be characterised by huge expansion in production capacities, where over 400 highly qualified employees will be producing fibre optic solutions in accordance with high R&M quality standards. With the Bengaluru site up and running, R&M India is looking forward to stepping up production in the coming days. At R&M India, this is a new chapter of growth and expansion.”
In the coming months, Swiss major R&M will focus on gradually expanding and becoming a cornerstone of the worldwide R&M production network. The intention is to increase the number of high-quality FO assemblies produced in India at optimal cost-efficiency levels to satisfy worldwide demand, and manufacture assemblies for other production plants, thereby contributing to ‘Make in India.’