- The depot was officially inaugurated by Kash Pandya, Managing Director, Aggreko International
- The depot represents Aggreko’s initial investment in India of 300 million rupees
Pune, 29 September 2009 – Aggreko, the global leader in the provision of rental power and temperature control services, today announced the opening of its first depot in India located at Wagholi Village in Pune. The depot represents part of Aggreko’s initial investment of 300 Million INR in India and will cater to India’s growing demand for temporary power. Aggreko has entered the Indian market earlier this year through the takeover of Cummins India Ltd.’s Power Rental business.
The depot was officially inaugurated by Mr. Kash Pandya, Managing Director, Aggreko International and James Shepherd, Managing Director, South and West Asia. The depot will provide temporary power for industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas, shipping, process industries, mining and construction, as well as for major sporting events. Aggreko, with over 45 years experience in power rental, can provide multi-megawatt power projects to support the rapid growth of India and to assist in overcoming capacity constraints.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kash Pandya, Managing Director, Aggreko International, said, “With over 45 years experience offering 24/7 services to a wide range of industries in over 133 locations spread over 100 countries, Aggreko has a deep and thorough understanding of the power rental business. Our equipment is specifically designed for rental power applications and Aggreko is known throughout the world as a company which offers the highest standards of quality and service. We understand India’s power requirements across all regions and we are excited to be able to provide high quality rental power to different industries in India.”
Speaking on Aggreko’s future plans in India, Mr. James Shepherd, Managing Director, South and West Asia, said, “We will have a multi-hub system with depots located in strategic cities across India. Starting with our first depot in Pune which will service our customers in West India, our Chennai depot will follow soon to take care of the South market. Going forward we plan to open service operations in Delhi and Kolkata by end of 2010 to cater to our customers in North and East India respectively. Our goal is to provide excellent service to our customers across the country and to be the only rental power supplier who can offer 24/7 service support anywhere in India, even at a short notice.”
Aggreko has provided turn-key power packages for customers in a variety of industries, including ABB, BG Group, Conoco Phillips, Fluor, IBM, Samsung, Shell and Tata Chemicals. Along with providing power for industrial uses, Aggreko is also the first choice in power for major sporting events. In the last two years, Aggreko has delivered over 160 MVA of temporary power to the Beijing Olympics, powered the European Football Championships, and has been selected to supply the power for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. In January 2009, Aggreko supplied power for the inauguration ceremony of US President Barack Obama.