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New Jersey based Honeywell opens its sixth manufacturing facility in Vadodara
(L – R): Kevin Tang, Finance Director, ECC APAC; Curtis Dobler, VP, HR, ECC; Frank Pennisi, VP Strategic Marketing; Sadanand Teje,
Country Leader, ECC, India; Vito Quaglia, VP, CFO, ECC; Anant Maheshwari,President, Honeywell India; Beth Wozniak, President,
Honeywell ECC; Mabel Ng, VP & GM, Honeywell ECC, APAC; Teresa Wang, HR Leader, ECC APAC; Madhavi Jha, Director, Corporate
Communications, India
Honeywell recently added its sixth manufacturing facility in India with the inauguration of a plant at Vadodara in Gujarat
that will manufacture solar water heating systems for its Environmental and Combustion Controls (ECC) business, adding
to other manufacturing facilities the business has in Chennai and Dehradun. This business is part of Honeywell
Automation India Limited (HAIL), a $300 million company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), and the National
Stock Exchange (NSE).
The 50,000-square-foot Vadodara facility will manufacture solar water heating (SWH) systems for residential,
commercial and industrial applications for the domestic market in India as well as for export to Southeast Asia and North
Africa. Honeywell’s Vadodara facility will manufacture 10 solar water heater variants of stainless steel (SS) and
galvanized iron (GI) material ranging from 100 to 300 liters per day.
“Honeywell is a technology leader in energy efficiency and clean energy generation, with more than 50% of the
company’s portfolio linked to energy efficiency,” said Beth Wozniak, president, Honeywell Environmental and
Combustion Controls, who was at Vadodara to officially launch the facility. “Solar water heating technology is evolving as
one of the most energy-efficient methods of heating water. The opening of this facility marks Honeywell’s entry into the
renewable energy product manufacturing, and adds to our already broad portfolio of energy focused products and
technologies for customers worldwide.”
Honeywell ECC is global industry leader in integrated products and solutions in heating, ventilation and air conditioning
(HVAC), building management systems, and industrial burners and combustion controls. Honeywell’s solar water heating
system works on the thermo-siphon principle that allows heat exchange without the need for a pump. The system uses
an advanced triple layer evacuated tube technology with high absorption and low emission characteristics. To ensure
that water stays hot for longer, Honeywell provides specially insulated storage tanks that are robust in structure and
resistant to corrosion. These are available in various sizes and for different climatic conditions.
“With this sixth manufacturing facility, five global technologies and engineering centers, and close to 13,000 employees
across 50 locations in the country, Honeywell continues to demonstrate its commitment to India. As a global technology
leader, Honeywell is well positioned to help address India’s toughest challenges in energy efficiency, clean energy
generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity,” Anant Maheshwari, president, Honeywell
India.
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