Georg Fischer opens factory in India

Nov 9, 2009 7:00 AM

GF Piping Systems, a Corporate Group of Georg Fischer AG, inaugurated on 4 November its new production facility in Ratnagiri, India. The Corporation has invested several million Swiss francs in constructing this completely new factory in the port town, which is located 300 kilometres south of Mumbai. The plant, situated on a 50,000 sq. metre site, will manufacture products destined mainly for the expansion of India's natural gas network.

GF_Image-Fab_RatnagiriThe new factory of GF Piping Systems in India. (Image: GF Piping Systems, 2009)

"With its population of 1.3 billion and huge pent-up demand for infrastructure projects, India is an important part of our growth strategy. Gas distribution is certainly a growth sector. Plans are currently underway to make piped gas available to more than 200 cities," said Pietro Lori, Head of GF Piping Systems.

The opening of the factory in India is a further milestone for GF in expanding its presence in Asia. GF Piping Systems has had a sales presence on the subcontinent for about 20 years, and the new factory will enable it to serve the market even more effectively.



Georg Fischer – Adding Quality to People`s Lives
GF Piping Systems is one of the three core businesses of the Georg Fischer Corporation and a leading supplier of piping systems in plastic and metal with global market presence.
Connecting technology, fittings, valves, measuring devices and pipes are used for water conveyance and treatment as well as the transport of liquids and gases for industrial purposes. GF Piping Systems provides innovative, engineered solutions for the segments building technology, chemical process industry, cooling, life science, microelectronics, ship building, water and gas utilities and water treatment. Sales companies in more than 25 countries and representatives in another 80 countries ensure customer support 24 hours a day. Production sites in Europe, Asia and the US are near the customers and meet local requirements. The Georg Fischer headquarters is based since its foundation in 1802 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

Key figures GF Piping Systems 2008
More than 3800 employees worldwide (per 31 May 2009)
1224 MCHF sales
122 MCHF EBIT

Further information is available at www.piping.georgfischer.com

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