Viega, one of the leading manufacturer of plumbing and heating installation technology, recently inaugurated its manufacturing facility at Sanand, Ahmedabad on 13th march 2018. The inauguration saw Manoj Maithani, Vice president Sales and Marketing at Viega India pvt. ltd., welcoming customers and employees of Viega India along with the representatives of the executive board of the group.
The 1,60,000 sq. ft. plant includes a logistic Center, research and Development Department and a Customer experience Center. Floor drains and toilet cisterns are currently being manufactured at this facility for the Indian market. Speaking on the occasion Manoj Maithani, says, “’make in India’ is not only the eponymous Indian government initiative, but also the mark of quality that will characterise Viega products for the Indian market from now. In the coming years, we want to locally manufacture products that we currently import in India, hence, we have designed the plant. It will also help us meet the changing production requirements and market needs.” Anna Viegener, Chief Strategy Officer and Viega Shareholder says, that “The opening of the plant in Sanand is a major highlight in our 119-year company history, which began in 1899 with three employees in a backyard in Attendorn, Germany.” Adding further insight she says, “To viega, Hygiene for sanitary facilities in general and drinking water in particular is one of the core competencies, to which we dedicate ourselves with passion and great commitment.” Claus Holst-Gydesen, CEO of Viega Holding GmbH & Co. KG., also shares his words, saying “India is a major pillar for our global growth plans. With 1.3 billion inhabitants and a rapidly growing economy, offers enormous potential for us to grow in the Indian market. In line with our sales growth, we intend to expand the local team by 120 employees over the next few years.”
Also, the company has been supporting the ‘Team Swachh Bharat’ initiative, which is the official partner of the Indian government’s ‘Swachh Bharat mission’. ‘Team Swachh Bharat’ has set itself the task of increasing the awareness of children at 3,500 schools in India on the topic of hygiene and the use of sanitary facilities.