Web Exclusive | November 2016
Perkins Aurangabad facility inaugurated by CM Fadnavis
Perkins engine manufacturing facility in Aurangabad was officially inaugurated by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra. Built with an investment of over $150 million, the state-of-the art facility is strategically located within the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor in the Shendra Industrial Estate in Aurangabad. Addressing the audience Fadnavis said, “This facility encapsulates our PM’s Make in India dream, to produce world-class products with zero defects and zero effect. That resonates here. We could see the way the assembly line is designed – it’s absolutely faultless. The best quality is ensured here.”
In operation since October 2015, the facility produces Perkins largest engines, the 4000 Series, which generate electric power for installations across India and the wider Asia Pacific region. End-to-end machining, engine assembly, test and finish are undertaken on site, by more than 500 highly trained employees. Welcomed by Richard Cotterell, Chairman of Perkins India Pvt Ltd, and Jawed Ahmed, Managing Director of Perkins India Pvt Ltd, Fadnavis; Subhas Desai, the Industry Minister and Haribhau Bagade, Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, were taken on a guided tour of the manufacturing facility.