NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, inaugurated its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chengalpet, close to Chennai. The new facility at the Mahindra World City is built over a 117,079 square-foot area, with a single roof design structure that allows NCR to introduce innovative technologies faster to the market and expand to new growth industries like retail and hospitality.
John Fleming, Principal Commercial Officer, American Consulate General, Chennai was in attendance as the Chief Guest at the opening ceremony, together with customers, employees and NCR executives. After the ribbon cutting ceremony the guests took a tour of the new facility followed by a tree-plantation initiative to reinforce NCR’s commitment to sustainability and a green environment.
“India’s strategic strengths in advanced manufacturing and the enormous talent pool will drive the success of NCR’s new facility and meet the rising demand for unique and customized solutions to address challenges faced by financial insitiutions,” said Robert Visintainer, vice president, NCR Global Manufacturing. “This investment in a world class manufacturing facility further reinforces NCR’s commitment to the India market.”
The plant is strategically located and is in close proximity to suppliers, customers as well as robust transportation like ports and airports that will help to improve operational costs, increase efficiency and enhance internal collaboration.
“This new facility will further strengthen our leadership position in India as we get closer to our customers and respond faster to the demands of the market,” said Navroze Dastur, managing director, NCR India. “We will continue to manufacture financial solutions such as ATMs, and also aim to expand to manufacture innovative consumer transaction technologies for new growth industries; while contributing to exports.”
The new facility will participate in ‘lean’ manufacturing practices and comply with NCR global standards related to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), and quality. In addition, NCR has filed for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for building sustainability and Tier 1 certification on Resilient IT Infrastructure.