General Cable inaugurates plant in India

General Cable Corp., Highland Heights, Ky., has completed construction on its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India. At current installed capacity, the facility is capable of generating annual revenues in the range of $100 to $120 million, complementing the Company's existing exports into the country.

Designed and built in compliance with Indian Green Building standards, the manufacturing facility is situated on 20 acres of land in the industrial town of Baddi, in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Baddi is one of the faster growing cities in India and quickly becoming a manufacturing hub for multinational companies.

Sandeep Sood, country head of India operations, said in a press release announcing the completion of construction, “By designing ‘green' from the ground up, we have seen immediate benefits in operating costs. These include energy savings of 30% to 40% and water savings of 20 to 30% when compared to other similar wire and cable operations.”

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