GE opens multi-modal manufacturing facility in Pune

 GE unveiled its new ‘Brilliant Factory’ at Chakan near Pune for manufacturing of a diverse set of products and catering to GE’s broad range of businesses, including aviation, oil and gas, and rail.The ‘Brilliant Factory’ is one of GE’s most advanced facilities bringing together automation, the Industrial Internet and 3D printing. It is built on the concept of flexibility, allowing for the manufacturing of a diverse set of products and catering to GE’s broad range of businesses, including aviation, oil and gas, and rail.
Speaking at the occasion, Prime Minister said, “I congratulate GE for the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that has been set up, and welcome GE’s announcement for further investment. It is a big boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative.”
In the first phase of operations, the facility is focused on products and solutions for the power generation, oil and gas, and transportation industries. Plans for Phase II of the site will include manufacturing capability for new generation aviation engine components and machining and sub-assembly for the latest rail locomotives and diesel engines.
The facility will generate over 1,500 jobs and support the growth of local businesses, many of whom will be SME suppliers. One of GE’s first multi-modal integrated manufacturing sites, the facility has a potential to scale to 1 mn sq. ft., and will export 50 per cent of what it produces to other GE global sites.

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