Philips expands manufacturing and R&D facility in Pune
The company also acquired 10 acres to build a new R&D centre to expand innovation capabilities in Pune
Royal Philips has completed the 7200 sq mt expansion in its factory in Chakan, Maharashtra. The state-of-the-art factory now houses a total floor space of 11,700 sq mts and supports the MR Radio Frequency Coil, mobile surgery systems, and Ultrasound assembly businesses amongst other activities.
The expanded facility was inaugurated by Bert van Meurs, Chief Business Leader, Philips Image Guided Therapy, Arjen Radder, Business Leader, Philips Magnetic Resonance, Daniel Mazon, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Philips Indian Subcontinent and Peeyush Kaushik, Head of Philips Healthcare Innovation Center, Pune.
Following the expansion, the Chakan facility will carry out manufacturing, servicing, and repair of MR coils with a significant global capacity, and is already providing a large volume of coils at the highest levels of global quality standards.
In addition to the factory expansion, Philips also announced the acquisition of 10 acres of land to build a new R&D centre to expand innovation capabilities in Pune to invest further in India. The current Pune R&D centre supports global businesses for multiple product lines, including image-guided Therapy, precision diagnosis and connected care.
Philips has hired over 3000 employees in India in 2021 during the Covid Second Wave. The firm has already presented 1,400+ job offers during the first quarter of 2022 and will continue recruiting talent this year.