B Medical Systems inaugurated its new Indian manufacturing facility in Mundra, Gujarat, yesterday. Built with an investment of over Rs 100 crores, the facility has an annual production capacity of 100,000 units of medical cold chain products such as vaccine refrigerators, freezers and transport boxes. The facility in Mundra is the company’s first-ever manufacturing facility outside Europe and is expected to generate hundreds of employment opportunities in the Kutch region.
Gracing the occasion, Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister, Luxembourg, said “…… In less than a year’s time, the team of B Medical Systems has set up this ‘Make in India’ production site and started to produce medical cold chain equipment in the state of Gujarat, which I would like to commend for its investment friendliness.”
Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, unveiled the first made-in-India multi-mode vaccine refrigerator/freezer and/or ice-pack freezer unit of B Medical Systems which will play a big role in enhancing the National Animal Disease Control Programme.
According to Rupala, this bilateral project will not only save millions of human lives, but also animal lives. It will not only meet the demands of the human healthcare ecosystem, but also the animal healthcare ecosystem.
The factory was inaugurated by Peggy Frantzen, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to India, in the presence of Rakshit Shah, Executive Director, Adani Ports and SE; Dr Naveen Thacker, President, International Pediatric Association; Dr Upendra S Kinjawadekar (President Elect-2022, Indian Association of Pediatrics) and Dr Bakul Parekh, (President – 2020, Indian Academy of Pediatrics).
“For more than four decades, B Medical Systems has been providing state-of-the-art technology products across the world from Luxembourg. Today, we have found our second home in Mundra, within the premises of the Adani Group………. I would like to express my gratitude and also to testify the incredible level of support we have received from everyone including the Government of India, the Government of Luxembourg, the Government of Gujarat, and the embassies of India and Luxembourg, just to name a few,” said Luc Provost, CEO, B Medical Systems.
The opening ceremony also witnessed video messages and notes from Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel, Chief Minister, Gujarat; Sandeep Chakravorty, IFS, Chairperson, Adani Foundation; Dr Priti G Adani, Chief Executive Officer, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (SEZ); Karan Adani, CEO, Invest India; Deepak Bagla, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, and several other dignitaries.
B Medical Systems’ majority of the workforce on the factory floor comprises women.
“…..We are bringing state-of-the-art technology and innovations that will deliver a reliable medical cold chain across every part of the country. The opening of this facility is a testament to our commitment to the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and our vision is to make India the vaccine cold chain capital of the world,” said Jesal Doshi, CEO, B Medical Systems.