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 Indian rupees (INR) in India and will cater to India’s growing demand for temporary power. Aggreko entered the Indian market earlier this year through the takeover of Cummins India’s power rental business.
The depot was officially inaugurated by 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 can also provide multi-megawatt power projects to support the rapid growth of India and to assist in overcoming capacity constraints.
In his speech to mark the opening of the facility, Kash Pandya of Aggreko International, said: “With over 45 years experience, 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 that 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.”
The Pune depot is the first step for Aggreko towards a significant presence throughout India. James Shepherd, South and West Asia, said: “We will have a multi-hub system with depots located in strategic cities across India. Our first depot in Pune will service our customers in Western India; our Chennai depot will follow soon to take care of the Southern market.”
“Going forward we plan to open service operations in Delhi and Kolkata by the end of 2010 to cater to our customers in the North and East of India respectively,” added Mr Shepherd. “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.”