Johnson-Hitachi joint venture sets up global development centre in Gujarat

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning has inaugurated a global development centre (GDC) at the joint venture’s Kadi plant in Gujarat.

Speaking on the occasion, Franz Cerwinka, CEO, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning, said, “This is a crucial step for Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning to further strengthen our global positioning. This new GDC will play a critical role in developing new and exciting products, particularly for South-East Asia, the Middle East and Europe to enhance our ability to meet diverse market needs in these regions.”

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning’s GDC at Kadi is fourth for the company globally, after two in Japan and one in China. Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning is a global joint venture for design and manufacturing of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products. It was inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

Gurmeet Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning India Ltd, said the Indian arm of the global player, the GDC at Kadi will act as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for innovation in advance controls and IoT applications in HVAC.

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