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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Hon’ble. Lieutenant Gov. Dr. Kiran Bediunveils Danfoss India’sadvanced RAC lab and training centre

Hon’ble. Lieutenant Gov. Dr. Kiran Bedi unveils
Danfoss India’sadvanced RAC lab and training centre at Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College, Puducherry

The newly enhanced Danfoss Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Lab (RAC)was set up as a part of Danfoss’ CSR Skill Development Program

 Reiterating the company’s commitment towards Engineering Tomorrow’s India and fostering the talent of young RAC technicians, Danfoss India has unveiled its latest Danfoss Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Lab and Training Centre at Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College, Puducherry.

The enhanced Danfoss RAC lab was inaugurated by the Hon’ble. Lieutenant Gov. of Puducherry, Dr. Kiran Bedi in the presence of Dr. Xavier Alphonse, Director, Indian Centre for Research & Development of Community Education, Mr. G V Subrahmanian, Director, Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College and Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India.

The new set comprises of a fully equipped RAC workshop, 3 training rooms and a project room.This is a step towards extending support to create a sustainable livelihood for students from economically challenged backgrounds in the local community and help address the skill gap in the Indian Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) industry.

Speaking at the inauguration, Hon’ble. Lieutenant Gov. of Puducherry, Dr. Kiran Bedi said, “In today’s world, cooling has become essential across all agriculture and infrastructure projects. RAC will pave way for the creation of several new jobs in the market. The opportunity that Danfoss has created by setting up this training centre will go a long way in opening up a world of opportunities both in India and the rest of the world for the students in Puducherry.”

Danfoss’ current three-phased continuous engagement program with SVRCC includes the setting up of high-class lab with Danfoss’ latest compressors, condensing unit and drives technologyand a project area that enables students to experiment and innovate on working models in the R&AC space that can be applied into the industry. The second phase includes faculty training programs, industry visits, certification and a course curriculum review & revamp by Danfoss experts followed by an opportunity for the top students of every batch to visit the Danfoss campus in Oragadam for a special training on Ammonia system plant operation and maintenance. The final phase includes internships, placement support and scholarships being offered to deserving candidates to pursue higher education.
Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India, said, “Danfoss’ Skill Development program is a strategic partnership between the industry and academia that seeks to play an integral role in imparting industry specific knowledge and the latest technology for climate and energy to student communities, besides encouraging them to think innovatively. With Tamil Nadu and Puducherry serving as the coastal belt with vast opportunities for cooling, especially in the Hospitality and Fisheries sector, we believe that our initiatives at the SVRCC campus will go a step ahead in enriching the lives of the youngsters in the region by empowering them with the vocational knowledge required to create a forum of job opportunities in the area”.

Danfoss is also set to launch a new‘Danfoss Academic Best Project Award’ to recognize and reward novel out-of-the-box solutions, from amongst the RAC students, thereby making the best use of Danfoss Project room & Lab facilities.

Speaking on SVRCC’s partnership with Danfoss, Mr. G V Subrahmanian, Director, Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College said, “We are immensely grateful for opportunities created by companies like Danfoss for the young communities to re-discover their path towards acquiring education and creating a strong foundation of the future of the youngsters. We are pleased to see all our students well placed and it’s a matter of pride that few of our older batch students have turned into entrepreneurs with their own RAC Service Centres, providing employment to some of the further batch students.”

Aspart of Danfoss India’s CSR initiative, Danfoss utilizes its business and domain expertise in Energy Solutions, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning to enhance the facilities of RAC courses in select Government Polytechnics&Rural Community colleges in various parts of India. Thesetraining centres are well equipped with modern infrastructure, Danfoss R&AC products, cut-sections, working models, tool kits, e-learning stations& other learning essentials that is expected to benefit over500 students every year in the local communities.

About Danfoss India

Danfoss India is an industry leader focused on energy efficient solutions, is a 100-percent owned subsidiary of Danfoss Group. Danfoss India serves a wide range of industries that rely on Danfoss products for like Drives, heating valves, controls & solutions for refrigeration, air conditioning, HVAC, heavy industries, district cooling and under floor heating applications.  Danfoss engineers technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less.

Established in 1998, Danfoss India is headquartered in Oragadam Chennai. True to its promise of energy efficiency, the 500-crore manufacturing facility at Danfoss’ Oragadam campus is a LEED Platinum rated facility with an on ground solar installation and has a focus on R&D and also houses an application lab. The focus of this centre is to design and innovate products for climate and energy for both India and outside market. Danfoss’ nation-wide sales and support network comprises of 10 offices and a strong network of channel partners and over 900+ employees. Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman is the President of Danfoss in India.

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