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SGS Opens One of India’s Largest Laboratories for Automotive Quality Testing in Chakan, Pune

November 04, 2022

SGS is proud to announce the opening of our largest greenfield laboratory for the quality testing of automotive components at Chakan in Pune.

Chakan Pune Laboratory

Built over 2.2 acres of land, the facility, one of the largest automotive testing laboratories in India, offers an extensive range of advanced testing services with large capacities. Along with such capabilities, the laboratory’s strategic location, with proximity to automotive OEMs and supply chains, enables reduced logistics costs and reduced turnaround times for customers.

Equipped with state-of-the-art testing equipment capable of handling high capacities and powered by advanced technology, the laboratory deploys digitization and process automation at various stages to offer fast and accurate results. Some of its capabilities, such as complete automation for device under test (DUT) and sample monitoring via digital, analog or video format, are available in India only at this facility.

The laboratory can handle all JASO, ISO, CISPR and IEC Indian standards and global OEM specifications. Tests undertaken here include:

  • Airbag testing with deployment at sub-zero temperatures down to -40oC and high temperatures up to 100oC
  • Complete range of EMI/EMC tests for automotive electronics sub-assembly, as per domestic and international standards as well as all global OEM specifications
  • Vibration test undertaken in high-capacity (8 ton) chamber
  • EV component test
  • Solar simulation test
  • Environment simulation test
  • Physical, chemical and mechanical tests on auto components

With state-of-the-art semi-anechoic chambers and equipment installed at the site, the laboratory can also cater to the EMI/EMC and wireless testing requirements of the consumer electronics industry.

In addition to its strong testing capabilities, the laboratory features various in-house customer-friendly facilities, available 24x7, including customer lounge and pantry, guest room and engineering facility for debugging and rework.

In line with our commitment to our sustainability ambitions, good practices toward sustainability have been set in place. These include:

  • Construction materials carefully chosen to align with green building guidelines
  • Complete rainwater harvesting system deployed at the site
  • Rooftop solar plant with a capacity of 340 kWp
  • Food wastage composted and used as fertilizer for the gardens
  • EV charging ports installed within the premises to encourage the use of green vehicles by employees and customers

We are set to follow up the first phase of investment with the infusion of another round of capital towards the facility’s future expansion.

Speaking about the announcement, Mr. Frankie Ng, CEO of SGS Group, said, “The positive growth trend that we witness in the Indian automotive industry gives us strong confidence in investing towards the capacity and capability enhancements of our automotive testing laboratory in India. These capabilities, combined with our strong global network and knowledge pool, would support manufacturers and deliver automobiles that conform to defined standards and which create trust in the mind of the customers.”

Mr. Shashibhushan Jogani, Managing Director for SGS in India and sub-region manager for Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka, said, “The progressive industrial ecosystem in Pune has yielded this great opportunity for SGS to set up and achieve our greenfield project in the heart of this industrial hub. This state-of-the-art facility, with the capability to handle high-end testing and high capacities would support the industry with advanced services, some of which are clearly the best and the most advanced in the automotive industry.”

Mr. Dipjyoti Banerjee, Executive Director for SGS in India, said, “This new facility with expanded capacity and new capabilities will help the Indian automotive industry and their supply chains to avail world-class technology and expertise locally, thus reducing development time and cost. We continue to support the industry through the timely introduction of the latest technologies and back that up with the transfer of knowledge and expertise from our vast global network.”

For further information, please contact:

Shailesh Pandey
Connectivity & Products
Deputy Director - Automotive
t: +91 987 17 99 293

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