TL Jones India opens new factory and office in Thane
In response to increasing demand within the Indian elevator industry, protection and information system specialist TL Jones has opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Thane, Maharashtra. The factory has a production capacity of 70,000 light curtains a year and is located in TL Jones India’s head office, along with a service centre and engineering department.
Photo caption: Nigel Trodd, Halma Divisional Chief Executive of Elevators, Fire and Security, takes part in the lamp lighting ceremony, watched by Dinesh Musalekar, TL Jones India’s general manager (far right).
The factory was officially inaugurated on 15 February in a grand opening ceremony, attended by elevator industry veterans and customers: Mr Uday Kulkarni (MD, Schindler India); Mr Partha Gurumoorthy (director – R&D, KONE); Mr Abhijit Dandekar (DGM – Quality, Otis India Ltd); Mr V. Jagannathan (executive director, Johnson Lifts); Mr Amit Maitra (owner, Lerch Bates India Pvt Ltd); and Mr T. Bruce Mackinnon (vice president, Elevator World Inc). A lamp lighting ceremony, considered an auspicious tradition in India when starting any new venture, was followed by Mr Dev Das Goswami, from the Bureau of Indian Standards, cutting a ribbon to commemorate the factory’s opening.
Reflecting on the achievement of this milestone, Dinesh Musalekar, TL Jones India’s general manager, said: “We are very pleased to get our manufacturing set-up closer to our customers to produce global products locally, in order to achieve more flexibility and efficiencies in TL Jones India’s operations. We have already started the production of infrared light curtains and will soon add other product lines to our manufacturing schedule.”
“This is the next step in our commitment to the Indian market,” said Nigel Trodd, Halma Divisional Chief Executive of Elevators, Fire and Security, “and is prompted by robust growth in construction and infrastructure development. Our local capability, led by Dinesh and his team, will contribute strongly to the long-term expansion of the elevator industry in the exciting Indian market.”
The new factory and offices can be contacted at:
TL Jones India Pvt. Ltd.
Plot No. A-147, Road No 24,
Wagle Industrial Estate, Thane West,
Thane – 400 604