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Schneider Electric Launches its Second Smart Factory in India, This Time in Bengaluru

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Schneider Electric Launches its Second Smart Factory in India, This Time in Bengaluru

CEO Insights team

Schneider Electric, the global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces the launch of its Smart Factory in Bengaluru. This is the second such facility by the company in India, demonstrating how the company’s EcoStruxure architecture and related suite of offerings drive process automation, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs in the industrial environment. Having two Smart Factories located in India reinforces the company’s contribution to the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ program. The Bengaluru Smart Factory is integrated with digital tools such as augmented reality, empowering operators to gain visibility into operations and maintenance, driving a 10 percent reduction in the mean time to repair critical equipment. In addition, digitized processes have eliminated paperwork by 95 percent and are contributing to a cleaner plant with optimized energy consumption.

Schneider Electric India’s first Smart Factory inaugurated earlier this year in Hyderabad has helped more than 500 customers experience a host of EcoStruxure solutions and make informed buying decisions for their power distribution and management & machine automation needs. With the inauguration of the Bengaluru Smart Factory, Schneider Electric further strengthens its contribution to the Industry 4.0 agenda in India by showcasing the benefits of industrial digital transformation, including enhanced performance, increased reliability and safety, and remote monitoring and preventive maintenance.

Commenting on the launch, Mourad Tamoud, Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Schneider Electric

The Bengaluru Smart Factory demonstrates how the digitization of industrial environments using EcoStruxure can optimize the processes for both production and end to end supply chain operation and take energy efficiency to a whole new level



says, “The Bengaluru Smart Factory demonstrates how the digitization of industrial environments using EcoStruxure can optimize the processes for both production and end to end supply chain operation and take energy efficiency to a whole new level. Our Smart Factory Program has been recognized by the World Economic Forum’s network of manufacturing lighthouses, which aims to create a learning platform through the world’s best manufacturers who are embedding the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution into modern production. Schneider Electric is committed to developing more than 100 Smart Factories by 2020, globally, and the Bengaluru Smart Factory, which manufacturers IT products and drives that are delivered to customers across the globe, is one of our key smart facilities in this region.”

Schneider Electric constantly strives to innovate and ensure cutting edge technology is accessible to all. To that end, the Bengaluru Smart Factory provides a space where engineering students from top global institutes can work on emerging technologies and develop digital solutions using Microsoft technologies under Schneider Electric’s Center of Digital Innovation (CODI) program. In addition, the site contributes to a local skills development program for underprivileged youth and school leavers in India in partnership with the government of India called Project NEEM. With this step, Schneider Electric brings digital innovation into manufacturing in India and aims to prepare people for further development and disruptive innovation into the future.

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