WIKA India —a wholly-owned subsidiary of WIKA Global, has recently inaugurated its Force Measurement Production Unit in Pune. With this, the company has taken another major leap toward its successful future growth in the country.
The Force Measurement Production Unit will play a pivotal role in the future technological advancements in WIKA’s products. It is one of the major investments made by WIKA India in recent years to strengthen its position in the market and align itself with its aim to double the company’s turnover by 2025.
WIKA’s Force Measurement Production Unit brings together the company’s expertise to create customized force measurement solutions for the industry. The unit is a major step in the company’s mission to bring high-quality products to the market in the shortest possible time.
“Our key strength lies in our global presence. We continuously aim to strengthen our global operations to provide optimum local services to our customers and are proud to have the strength of a big company with the flexibility of a local business. Our product range caters to every industry need and India is an important center for our global operations and growth. Pune is where our India story began and it is a proud moment to see the successful expansion of the operations here,” said Alexander Wiegand, chairman and chief executive officer of WIKA Group.
“WIKA Group's growth strategy places India at its core, driving our vision and expansion plans. In line with our unwavering commitment to advancing our operations and fostering excellence, we proudly unveil the advanced Force Measurement Production Unit in Pune, a symbol of our commitment to innovation, quality, and technology. With firm dedication, we empower growth and propel toward unparalleled achievements. Together, we look forward to embarking on an exciting journey of progress, innovation, and mutual prosperity,” said Andreas Keiger, executive vice president - EMEA/India, WIKA Group.
Force measurement devices find critical applications in various industries including automotive, oil and gas, and medical equipment, among others. WIKA India has a wide range of force measurement devices, which includes tension and compression force transducers, shear and bending beams, shackle load cells, ring force transducers, load pins, tension links, wire rope force transducers, and strain transducers.
“Establishing a Force Measurement production unit has always been an integral part of our vision for the growth of WIKA in India. Round-the-clock dedication by the team towards the project has made it such a success. The Unit will play a vital role in catering to the robust demand for test and measurement equipment arising in India. The unit makes WIKA future-ready to meet the requirements of the market," said Gaurav Bawa, senior vice president, WIKA India, who was recently awarded the Most Dynamic chief executive officers to Watch in 2023 by CEO Review Magazine in recognition of his outstanding professional Achievement and Inspiring Social Contributions.
WIKA India has manufacturing plants in four states—Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana. The inception of WIKA India began in Pune in 1997 with the establishment of WIKA Instrument. Along with its first calibration facility, the Pune operation is also home to the company’s unit for level, calibration, and SF6 gas. The addition of the Force Measurement Production Unit is a value addition to the entire operation.