Godrej Appliances strengthens R&D capabilities with infrastructure expansion

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Godrej Appliances, a business unit of Godrej & Boyce, has expanded its
Research and Development facility at Pirangut, Pune. The R&D Centre Annexe was inaugurated by
Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman & Managing Director of Godrej & Boyce. This strategic expansion aims
to more than double the brand’s existing capacity of in-house developmental and testing labs,
thereby strengthening the company’s commitment to innovation, quality, and technological
The extended R&D facility with the additional new area of 43,000 sq ft will enable the brand to
potentially double its R&D manpower strength as well. With NABL Accredited labs and advanced
state-of-the-art infrastructure enabling a more efficient and robust product development process, this
expansion is part of Godrej’s long-term strategy to deliver cutting-edge and energy-efficient
products to consumers. The building itself is also designed sustainably – the premises utilize natural
light to the maximum, aiming to drastically cut down electricity costs. The office space has been
designed to drive collaboration, and enable learning and knowledge sharing. The new age open office
design encourages celebration and transparency.
Commenting on this, Kamal Nandi, Business Head and Executive Vice President – Godrej
Appliances, part of Godrej & Boyce said, “At Godrej Appliances, we recognize that product
development is the backbone of our brand. Therefore, we have made significant R&D investments
to drive innovation, which we believe is crucial for our success. Our commitment to this belief is
reflected in the expansion of our R&D facility.
This enhanced R&D setup brings our cumulative R&D investment spending in Pirangut to close to
Rs. 100 Cr, underscores our dedication to delivering top-notch products that cater to our customers’
evolving needs. With this expansion, we are poised to accelerate our product development timelines
and introduce more advanced appliances to the market in the coming times.”
About Godrej Appliances
Godrej Appliances, a business unit of Godrej & Boyce, is one of the leading Home Appliances players in India.
Godrej & Boyce was the first Indian Company 1958 to manufacture refrigerators and since then Godrej
Appliances has expanded its portfolio across several categories like Washing Machines, Air Conditioners,

Microwave Ovens, futuristic Thermo-electric cooling solutions, Air Coolers, Deep Freezers, highly specialized
Medical Refrigerators, Dishwashers, and the specialized Insulin Cooler. This portfolio has been powered by the
driving philosophy of ‘Things Made Thoughtfully.’
Environment protection is a core value at Godrej and our products and processes are based on both human-
centric design and planet-centric design. Both manufacturing units of Godrej Appliances became the first in
India to win the coveted Platinum Plus Green Co. certification for their pioneering eco-friendly practices. The
brand takes pride in its carefully designed products and environment-friendly technologies. Further to this, it
promptly provides the best-in-class consumer-rated after-sales service through more than 680 service centers
and 4500+ SmartBuddy service experts pan-India.

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