In the year 2011, Pilz India Subsidiary was established with its head office in Pune. With the able leadership of Sanjay Kulkarni, MD, Pilz India, the company has been creating awareness about safety automation, international machinery safety standards and directives in the country. Since the beginning, Pilz India focused on technical competence and has offered various value-added solutions to the market, thus establishing itself as a leading brand in safe automation. The safety services infrastructure was formed since the inception and offered services for automotive, metal forming, FMCG end-users and several machinery manufactures.
Pilz provides solutions for safety and automation with its extensive product portfolio consisting of control technology, sensor technology and actuator technology. The services offered include machinery safety assessment, validation, CE marking and training, etc. As of today, Pilz India has over 35 highly qualified team members spread across the country to support customers locally.
On November 26, 2021, Pilz India celebrated its 10th anniversary in the presence of its customers and associates. The event was held in association with VDMA India and had a very good turnaround of guests. Dignitaries present were Dr Juergen Morhard, Consul General, Federal Republic of Germany, Mumbai and Rajesh Nath, MD, VDMA India.
Susanne Kunschert, Managing Partner, Pilz GmbH & Co KG also joined virtually. She said, “Innovation is in our genes, and this is what is driving us.” Kunschert also stressed on ‘The Spirit of Safety’ and the values at Pilz which make it a different company. “We live our values, which are our roots,” she concluded.
Kulkarni took the audience through the company’s journey through the last decade. He focused on the growth of the brand Pilz in India, and it is creating a market for safety across all industry segments. “We listen to our customers’ problems and provide them with safe automation solutions,” he mentioned. Looking forward towards the future, Kulkarni said that digitalisation, security with convergence of OT & IT, creating awareness on the Indian standards and expanding Pilz India’s footprint to support customers locally & internationally will be the key points moving ahead. “We assure our customers that your projects belong to safe hands,” he concluded.
The event concluded with a panel discussion moderated by Nath with the Pilz India team highlighting the ‘Spirit of Safety’.