What is the future of Pune

thyssenkrupp opens elevator factory in Pune, India. Strong urban growth in India requires smart and efficient urban mobility

Pune, May 12th: thyssenkrupp Elevator inaugurates a multi-purpose facility (MPF) for the manufacture and sale of elevators. A modern training center is part of the complex. The plant was built in the Chakan industrial district in Pune, India. Thyssenkrupp can now produce 6,000 elevators per year on an area of ​​two hectares, with capacity being increased to 10,000 units as required. The total investment is 44 million euros.

thyssenkrupp stands for innovative solutions and products with which urban mobility in the rapidly growing metropolitan regions of the world can be made better and more efficient. With modern production, the group can support the rapidly growing Indian construction sector, which is driven by the vehement urbanization on the Indian subcontinent. At the same time, the new plant serves thyssenkrupp Elevator's goal of producing 95 percent of production locally - locally and regionally.

Another important aspect of on-site production for thyssenkrupp is promoting and developing local talent. Therefore, at the same time as the opening of the production facility, a new seed campus training center for maintenance and service technicians will be inaugurated, which will support several programs of the Indian government to improve regional services and company efficiency. The training depicts the ongoing digital transformation at thyssenkrupp Elevator: Mixed reality, virtual reality and simulation models are being incorporated into practical training content and methods more than ever.

Ravi Kirpalani, CEO, thyssenkrupp India, explains: “India's urban population is one of the fastest growing in the world. 30 percent of people currently live in urban regions, and it is estimated that by 2030 it will be 40 percent. The Indian government is therefore supporting the construction of new residential complexes and the expansion of infrastructure including new airports, train stations and ports. We are pleased to be able to better support this development with our new, local production. With the plant in Pune we can also serve India's goal of sustainable and efficient urbanization. "

Peter Allaart, Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing, thyssenkrupp Elevator, added: “We are proud to be able to inaugurate this plant today and also to have completed it in such a short time. The focus on local production is crucial for expanding our business in India and has long been part of thyssenkrupp's strategy. " Allaart adds, “It's not just about producing. It is also about promoting our employees on site. The new seed Campus Center will play a role in the development of the region as well as supporting India's goal of discovering and nurturing talent at the local level. "

It is estimated that there will be almost 60 urban agglomerations in India in 2020, including two of the global megacities with New Delhi and Mumbai. The construction industry will enable the rapid growth of the urban population through the construction of new high-rise buildings and the extensive renovation of existing properties. Efficient and intelligent mobility will be a central, if not decisive, aspect in these renewed urban spaces. Ongoing urbanization makes India one of the fastest growing elevator markets in the world.

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thyssenkrupp Elevator

thyssenkrupp Elevator comprises the global group activities in the business area of ​​passenger transportation systems. With sales of € 7.5 billion in fiscal year 2015/2016 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator has established itself as one of the world's leading elevator companies since entering the market 40 years ago. The company with more than 50,000 qualified employees offers intelligent and energy-efficient products, developed for the individual requirements of customers. Innovative solutions enable the development of intelligent cities. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailor-made service solutions for the entire product range. Over 900 locations around the globe form a dense sales and service network and thus ensure optimal proximity to customers.


thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with a traditionally high level of materials expertise and a growing share of industrial goods and service businesses. Over 156,000 employees in almost 80 countries work with passion and technological know-how on high-quality products as well as intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Your qualifications and your commitment are the basis of our success. thyssenkrupp generated sales of around € 39 billion in fiscal year 2015/2016.

Together with our customers, we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the fields of mechanics, plant construction and materials. With our engineering competence, we enable our customers to gain advantages in global competition and to manufacture innovative products economically and in a resource-saving manner. For us, technical progress and innovations are key factors in order to use the group strength to follow current and future customer and market needs globally, to grow in future markets and to generate high and stable contributions to earnings, cash and value.