ABB Measurement & Analytics recently opened its first smart instrumentation factory in Bangalore, India, to support the region's ambition of transforming into a global design and manufacturing hub. Aligned with the local government's ‘Make in India' program to support the local economy, the factory is equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing technology to meet the growing demand for instrumentation devices that enable more efficient and sustainable customer operations.
The new plant will manufacture field devices such as pressure and temperature transmitters, IP convertors and electromagnetic flowmeters for various industries, including power, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, water and other segments.
"We are pleased to support the local economy in line with the ‘Make in India' program with our new factory," said Manish Dixit, Regional Sales & Service Manager South Asia, ABB Measurement & Analytics. "ABB's smart instrumentation factory will cater to customers with speed and agility, leveraging leading digitalized manufacturing solutions, allowing flexible mass production to the highest standards."
The new factory uses a unique digital production management system across all production lines and offers enhanced connectivity through ABB's Manufacturing Execution System (MES), an IoT enabler, making processes seamless and paperless with complete cybersecurity. The factory also features innovative first-of-its-kind automated welding, enabling a significant improvement in productivity and superior quality. The modular production flow design increases flexibility and enables additional manufacturing capacities for the introduction of new products in line with future customer expectations.
In alignment with India's manufacturing ambition, the factory will deliver best-in-class measurement solutions to local customers while fulfilling export demand with accreditation from the Directorate of Foreign Trade (DOFT).