Thermocontrol GmbH (BHTC), a global technology leader in the field of
Automotive Displays / HMI Solutions and climate control and thermal management,
has announced the launch of its state of the art, fully integrated
manufacturing facility in Pune.
new facility was inaugurated in the presence of Michael Jaeger, CEO, BHTC
Group, Sudeesh Karimbingal, Managing Director, BHTC India, Kolja Kress, Group
CFO & Board Member of BHTC India, Bernd Kuhlhoff, Executive Vice President
Sales, BHTC Group and Dr. Ralph Trapp, Executive Vice President Research &
Development, BHTC Group.
Pune facility is spread over an area of 120,000square feet and employs around
300 people. The company has already invested about 10 million Euros (Rs 82.40
crore approximately) in India and have committed another 8 to 10 million Euros
of investment until 2023.The new facility will cater to the increasing demands
of local and global customers.
facility in Pune already specialises in end-to-end product development and
manufacturing of advanced HMI and climate control panels for leading automotive
OEMs in India and across the globe. The company has upgraded its manufacturing
capability and capacity to produce world class products out of India. The
facility houses advanced testing and validation center, global R&D centre,
global IT and shared services, all under one roof.
of their new facility underscores the strategic importance of India as one of
the key pillars of BHTC’s global R&D network. BHTC’s engineers in India are
already working on latest technologies and innovations for our local and global
customers. With the expansions, BHTC aims to accelerate the global development
activities in the coming months and ramp-up our R&D strength to about 300
very soon. The company has created a dynamic, collaborative and transparent
work environment at our new office to attract the best talents available in
India. As a global center of competency for advanced climate control and HMI
solutions, BHTC continues to leverage on their local expertise to provide end
to end, innovative and cost-effective solutions to their global and local
Kress, CFO, BHTC Group and Board Member BHTC India said, “BHTC is building on
our long-term commitment to the Indian market. State-of-the-art facility will
serve local and global customers of BHTC. 120,000 square feet integrated
facility would house world class SMD manufacturing, advanced testing and validation
center, global R&D center, global IT and Shared services, all under one
roof. New facility will strengthen our local manufacturing capabilities, design
and development of innovative climate control and HMI solutions.”
Karimbingal, Managing Director, BHTC India said “We are proud to introduce our
new facility in Pune and be part of the ‘Local for Global’ initiative by the
Indian Government. The investment in the new facility not only meets the
increased demand for our products but is also having a positive cascading
effect on employment generation and skilling at the same time. We are very well
positioned to achieve our 2025 strategic goal – to be the market leader in
India for Automotive HMI and climate control products. We aim to outperform the
industry by growing over 15% CAGR next 5 years based on the already bagged
strong order book. We see a growing demand for BHTC’s Display solutions in
India with the augmenting demand for connected vehicles with increasing
dependency on navigation systems, infotainment systems, and growing awareness
of in-vehicle safety and comfort among Indian consumers.”
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