17 January 2024
Vertiv has opened a new manufacturing facility in India, to meet the growing demand for data centres and supporting infrastructure solutions.
The new plant, in Chakan, Pune, manufactures thermal management products and solutions tailored for colocation, cloud, telecom, and enterprise data centres, catering to both domestic and international markets. This is Vertiv’s third facility in India, joining manufacturing plants in Ambernath and Pune.
Covering 4.8 acres (210,000 sq ft), the facility supports manufacturing of cooling solutions ranging from 200W to 2MW+, including adiabatic free cooling chillers, large custom air handling units (AHU), thermal wall units, a new range of large direct expansion (DX), packaged DX and free cooling with economiser units, a new range of in-row cooling units, wall mount units, and rack cooling systems.
The site also boasts psychometric labs to provide performance testing, a dedicated customer experience centre, and design support capabilities. It is located in an India Green Building Council (IGBC) compliant park that focuses on sustainability and reducing impact on the environment.
Vertiv CEO Giordano (Gio) Albertazzi said: “With increasing global digitalisation and the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), the data centre industry is experiencing growth and a demand for more capacity, including for data centre thermal and power infrastructure.
"India’s emergence as a data centre hub in the APAC region is a key reason that we built this third manufacturing facility in India, and it reinforces our commitment to nurturing the country’s data centre ecosystem while also addressing global demand.”