Doosan opens lighting tower and compressor factory in India
By Murray Pollok03 October 2012
Doosan Portable Power has opened a new air compressor and lighting tower manufacturing facility in Bangalore, India.
The facility will have the capacity to produce 2000 units annually and it will replace Doosan’s previous manufacturing arrangement in India, which was an exclusive third-party agreement with a supplier located in Pondicherry.
Portable air compressors and light towers manufactured in Bangalore will be sold in India, but the company said it had plans for the facility to provide additional units for South Africa and Latin America.
“Doddaballapur in Bangalore offers outstanding vendors and manpower that will allow for the manufacture of high quality products,” said J.S. Kim, managing director and CEO of Doosan India.
“As the market for our products continued to grow, it became necessary to have our own facility to meet our customers’ needs.”
Doosan said that the facility was opened 180 days from the time project plans were formulated.
The Bangalore facility will also house all Doosan India operations, and there are plans to open a trading warehouse for other Doosan brands, including Doosan excavators, Bobcat machines and Montabert hydraulic breakers.
An official ‘Pooja Ceremony’ was held on 12 August to open the facility, with 100 guests joining Doosan Portable Power employees. The first two machines manufactured at the new facility were light towers.