The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, has inaugurated Perkins’ world-class engine manufacturing facility in Aurangabad. Perkins has invested more than $150 million to develop this state-of-the-art engine manufacturing facility, located in the Shendra industrial estate in Aurangabad, which is also strategically located within the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
In his inaugural address, the Chief Minister said, “This facility encapsulates the Make in India dream of our Honourable Prime Minister, 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.”
Speaking on the occasion, Richard Cotterell, Chairman, Perkins India Pvt Ltd, explained, “In keeping with our Perkins brand values; from the outset our manufacturing strategy for Aurangabad has been to deliver high quality engines, establish global standards, employ the best team and partner with a world-class local supply base.”
In operation since October 2015, the facility produces Perkins’ largest engines, the 4000 Series (750-2,250 kVA), which generate electric power for installations across India and the wider Asia-Pacific region