New Delhi: Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning India Limited (JCH-IN) has announced its plans to create more than 50,000 world class technicians and cooling experts by 2025 through its four state of the art Engineering Excellence Centres located in all four metro cities of the country. This will further strengthen the company’s India’s leadership in the market and create company’s excellence in service and engineering. Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning India Limited (JCH-IN) has announced its plans to create more than 50,000 world class technicians and cooling experts by 2025 through its four state of the art Engineering Excellence Centres located in all four metro cities of the country-skilled technicians.
Since the inception of its four EECs in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata; the company has imparted training to more than 15,000 trainees since their inception in 2017. Hitachi has invested in excess of Rs. 15 Cr. in establishing these four regional excellence centres. Thus, with a cumulative floor area of 3158 sq. mt. (34000 sq. ft.), Hitachi currently offers the biggest training facility for single product category in India.
Hitachi’s EEC initiative is in line with the government’s Skill India project as the technicians usually lack a formal training or course needed to become a subject matter expert. With these training centres the company endeavours to enable India’s technical talent pool with global industry expertise and improve their quality of life.
Talking about the company plans to create skilled taskforce in India, Mr. Gurmeet Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning India Ltd. said, “Hitachi is a global leader in air conditioning technology and we hope to produce world-class technicians at our Engineering Excellence Centres. The design of these EECs don’t just echo with the larger vision to develop competencies but also speak volumes about the expertise required in the HVAC market. These centres are acting as a knowledge hub to give our technicians, sales and service engineers the much required industry knowledge along with a hands-on experience of the products, their installation and after-sales services.”
“These centres are bringing in sales and post sales services competency by imparting techno-commercial skills and also, strengthening installation, commissioning and troubleshooting skills of JCH-In employed technicians and engineers along with its trade partner’s technicians and engineers. We are very happy to see the positive response we are getting from our channel partners and the participation we are getting from both our Hitachi’s service team and our channel partner’s service teams.” he further added.
These EECs are excellence hub to meet company’s global standards with equal focus on the development of techno-commercial skills in its employees to make them expert technicians/engineers and thus, make expert after-sales service a major differentiator for the Brand by setting new industry benchmarks. These centres are furnished with exclusive hands-on training facilities through practical labs for room AC, variable refrigerant flow based AC (VRF), packaged AC, control panels and brazing. The centres are also equipped with operational VRF systems having visible piping and electrical connections to further enrich the demonstration and training process. Customer Experience and display centres also provides visitors touch and feel factor through its remarkable exhaustive product range displays, which normally people don’t get to see at retail outlets.