DISA India Limited (DIL) – part of Norican Group, is delighted to open our manufacturing facility in Tumakuru near Bengaluru, Karnataka. In a glittering ceremony on 11th November 2022, this state-of-the-art facility was inaugurated by H.E Freddy Svane, The Ambassador of Denmark in India, and Anders Wilhjelm, our President & CEO, in the presence of the DIL Board of Directors, valued customers & suppliers, and other key stakeholders. The sprawling facility of 20,000 sq.m. will be the central manufacturing facility for key Norican technology equipment of DISA - moulding machines, sand plants, as well as Wheelabrator shot blasting equipment, industrial filters, and the aftermarket distribution centre. Our new facility will serve India, Middle East, Sub Saharan Africa, and select European and CIS markets.
The equipment manufactured in India shall serve the end markets of Automotive, Construction, Energy, Steel, General industries, such as pumps, motors, pipe fittings and gearbox manufacturers through the foundry industry.
In his opening speech, His Excellency the Danish Ambassador to India stated: “In 2020, India and Denmark launched the Green Strategic Partnership. Both countries have ambitious goals within the climate agenda. India is the world’s third largest CO2 emitter and by 2030, the country is expected to double its carbon emissions. Denmark has an ambition to reduce CO2 emissions to 70% by 2030 and aims to undertake international leadership on SDG 7 on affordable and clean energy. Together, India and Denmark will demonstrate to the world that delivering on ambitious climate and sustainable energy goals is possible. In 2021, DISA India Ltd were the first among their peers to commit to setting ambitious emissions reduction targets under the Science-Based Targets Initiative. They have pledged to reduce their global carbon footprint meaningfully, measurably, and in a way that reflects the urgency of the climate crisis. This commitment to sustainability and vision to implement can be a great game changer in the coming days”.
Speaking on the occasion, Anders Wilhjelm, President & CEO, Norican Group, commented, “As the majority shareholder in DISA India, we are truly excited about the inauguration of the expanded assembly facility in Tumkur. The facility is not only a testament to the importance of the Indian market, as it will enable DISA India and Norican to expand our business in India and beyond. It also shows our commitment of having a world-class facility to the benefit of our customers, our employees and the local community”.
Ulla Tønnesen, President, DISA Industries said, “It is with true excitement and high expectations that we celebrate the inauguration of our Tumkur facility. We are now able to embrace the assembly of our Norican brands in one location, with the ambition to provide products and solutions - exceeding our customers’ expectations”.
Lokesh Saxena, Managing Director, DISA India Limited said, "As we present this facility to the market, Norican group reaffirms its commitment to lead the market in the Indian Foundry segment and also establish its presence across global markets through its equipment and services. This expansion will further increase production capacity and capabilities and drive our ongoing commitment to support customers in India and across the globe. These developments are aligned with the “Make in India” initiative as a country”.