Air Products has inaugurated its world-class Engineering Centre at Pune in Maharashtra, India to bridge the company’s increasing capabilities for Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) activity.

The Pune Centre will provide technology and equipment for air separation, hydrogen (H2) generation and associated technologies for industrial gases applications. It will act as an EPC innovation hub for the company’s operations in India and throughout the world.

Dr. Samir Serhan, Executive Vice-President, Air Products, said, “This new centre enhances and supports the development of solutions for the local market, where Air Products has had a presence for nearly two decades.”

“We are very proud to nurture local talent and offer opportunities for local people, and in doing so support the government’s ‘Skill India’ campaign. At full capacity, we expect the centre will employ 300 skilled engineers.”

Richard Boocock, President, Industrial Gases – Middle East, India, Egypt and Turkey at Air Products, commented, “India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and Air Products is keen to be part of unlocking and harnessing this market potential as part of its global growth strategy.”

“We will continue to expand our presence in the country by maintaining strong relationships with existing business and joint venture partners; and by forging strong relationships with key stakeholders to achieve our goal of becoming the safest and best performing industrial gas company in the world providing excellent service to our customers,” he continued.

Sadhan Banerjee, Managing Director, Air Products India, said, “Air Products has strategic plans to expand its operations in India. The opening of the Pune Centre is a significant step forward in meeting our business goal.”

“We are here to stay and grow in India. It is our commitment to this relationship,” Banerjee concluded.