Godrej Appliances strengthens R&D capabilities with infrastructure expansion

Bengaluru, 12 June 2024: Godrej Appliances, business unit of Godrej & Boyce, has expanded its Research and Development facility at Pirangut, Pune. The R&D Centre Annexe was inaugurated by Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman & Managing Director of Godrej & Boyce. This strategic expansion aims to more than double the brand’s existing capacity of inhouse developmental and testing labs, thereby strengthening the company’s commitment to innovation, quality and technological advancement.

The extended R&D facility with additional new area of 43,000 sq ft will enable the brand to potentially double its R&D manpower strength as well. With NABL Accredited labs and advanced state-of-art infrastructure enabling a more efficient and robust product development process, this expansion is part of Godrej’s long-term strategy to deliver cutting-edge and energy-efficient products to consumers. The building itself is also designed sustainably – the premises utilize natural light to the maximum, aiming to drastically cut down electricity costs. The office space has been designed to drive collaboration, enable learning and knowledge sharing. The new age open office design encourages celebration and transparency.

Commenting on this, Kamal Nandi, Business Head and Executive Vice President – Godrej Appliances, part of Godrej & Boyce said, “At Godrej Appliances, we recognize that product development is the backbone of our brand. Therefore, we have made significant investments in R&D to drive innovation, which we believe is crucial for our success. Our commitment to this belief is reflected in the expansion of our R&D facility.

This enhanced R&D setup which brings our cumulative R&D investment spends in Pirangut to close to Rs. 100 Cr, underscores our dedication to delivering top-notch products that cater to our customers’ evolving needs. With this expansion, we are poised to accelerate our product development timelines and introduce more advanced appliances to the market in coming times.”

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