Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune, to meet the surging demand for data centres and supporting infrastructure solutions in India. Complementing Vertiv’s existing manufacturing facilities in Ambernath and Pune, the new plant manufactures thermal management products and solutions tailored for data centres, telecom, commercial and industrial applications, catering to both domestic and international markets.
Spanning 210,000 square feet/19,510 square metres, the facility supports the manufacturing of cooling solutions ranging from 200W to 2MW+, including adiabatic free cooling chillers, large custom air handling units (AHU), thermal wall units, a new range of large direct expansion (DX), packaged DX and free cooling with economiser units, a new range of in-row cooling units, wall mount units, and rack cooling systems. The facility also boasts state-of-the-art psychometric labs to provide performance testing, a dedicated customer experience centre, and design support capabilities. It is situated in an India Green Building Council (IGBC) compliant park that focuses on sustainability and reducing impact on the environment.
On the topic of the new facility, Vertiv CEO Giordano (Gio) Albertazzi said, “With increasing global digitalisation and the rapid adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the data centre industry is experiencing growth and a demand for more capacity, including for data centre thermal and power infrastructure. India’s emergence as a data centre hub in the APAC region is a key reason that we built this third manufacturing facility in India, and it reinforces our commitment to nurturing the country’s data centre ecosystem while also addressing global demand.”
Subhasis Majumdar, managing director, Vertiv India, said, “India is witnessing significant investments in the data centre industry by both domestic and global players. Our new plant with its state-of-the-art infrastructure will help us provide more thermal management capacity, improve lead times, and enhance our ability to deliver tailor-made, large, and complex solutions. In addition to the global offerings, Vertiv will align solutions with India’s unique environmental and infrastructural needs, enabling optimal performance and reliability. The new facility also helps Vertiv to continue our support of the Make in India initiative.”