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Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb 11 (ANI): India’s largest mobility platform Ola said on Thursday it has selected ABB as one of its key partners for robotics and automation solutions for its mega-factory in India that will roll out the much-anticipated Ola electric scooter.
Ola’s scooter mega-factory billed to be the world’s largest is expected to be ready and operational in the coming months. The company will utilise ABB’s automation solutions in its factory’s key manufacturing process lines, including its painting and welding lines, while the ABB robots will be deployed extensively for the battery and motor assembly lines.
ABB robots will be digitally integrated into Ola’s AI-enabled mega-factory to optimise robot performance, productivity and product quality. The use of ABB’s robots and automation solutions will ensure remote digital connectivity and monitoring of the robots that will ride on Ola’s proprietary AI engine and tech stack.
“We are delighted to bring on board ABB, a global leader in robotics, machine automation and digital services, as a key supplier and partner for robotics and automation solutions that will be deployed at our scooter mega-factory,” said Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman and Group CEO of Ola.
“We are bringing in global expertise and stitching up partnerships that will help us build out our factory in record speed and roll-out the first of our electric scooters in the coming months,” he said.
Sanjeev Sharma, Managing Director of ABB India and South Asia, said the company’s integrated automation package with digital connectivity riding on Ola’s AI platform will be instrumental in the roll-out of world-class scooters for India and the rest of the world.
“Increased automation and robotics to make shop-floors safer, more productive and of impeccable quality will fast-track India’s transition to one of the leading agile, self-reliant and high-tech manufacturing economies of the world,” he said in a statement.
Ola is building its mega-factory on Industry 4.0 principles and to be powered by its own proprietary AI engine and tech stack that will be deeply integrated into all its systems, continuously self-learning and optimising every aspect of the manufacturing process.
This will provide unprecedented control, automation and quality to the entire operations, especially with Ola’s implementation of cyber-physical and advanced Internet of Everything (IoE) systems.
With an initial annual capacity of 20 lakh units, Ola’s mega-factory will create 10,000 jobs and serve as the company’s global manufacturing hub for both India and international markets across Europe, United Kingdom, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.
The mega-factory is also expected to be the country’s most automated with about 5,000 robots and automated guided vehicles in use once the factory is fully operational to its full capacity. (ANI)

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Havells marks its entry into the premium appliance segment, launches Silencio – a low noise mixer grinder

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New Delhi [India], February 25 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Havells India Limited, a leading Fast-Moving Electrical Goods (FMEG) company today announced its entry into the premium appliance segment with the launch of its low-noise mixer grinder called Silencio.
Designed to disrupt the mixer-grinder segment in India, this premium offering from Havells promises to cut edge-features along with a superior mixing and grinding experience without losing essential nutrients. Silencio Mixer Grinder will be available across all retail and direct channels for Havells India, at an introductory price of Rs 14,999.
The HVDC motor in Silencio allows low noise operation in the mixer grinder. In addition to that, Silencio comes with an array of technologically advanced specifications including a completely hands-free operation owing to the lid lock system, digital display, service alerts and 3 pre-set modes. The mixer grinder also comes equipped with advanced safety features such as dual interlocking, three-way motor protection and auto shut off.
Havells has also applied for 6 patents for the new technology introduced in the Silencio Mixer Grinder such as screwless jars, double-layer insulated jars, digital display with pre-set menu, hands-free operation with a lid lock mechanism, air channelization and air exhaust.
Speaking on the occasion, Ravindra Singh Negi, President-Electrical Consumer Durables, Havells India said, “Backed by extensive research and understanding of the Indian Market, today we are introducing Havells Silencio-a low-noise mixer grinder to cater to the emerging needs of a modern kitchen. This marks Havells’ entry into the premium electrical consumer durable market which poses an immense opportunity in India.
Backed with our Make in India vision, we are going to produce Silencio in the country enabling us to bring better quality and relevant customisations to our customers. Featuring a combination of innovation and modernisation, Silencio is developed entirely at Havells’ in the house design centre and R&D facility. The technologically advanced product will offer a superior experience to the customers across the country while adding to the style and aesthetics of the kitchen.”
He further added “Today, mixer grinders contribute to 89 per cent of the total food preparation market and Havells being one of the leading players in this segment aims to address the consumer requirements for convenient and healthy meal preparation. We are confident that Silencio will enjoy similar success in our target markets as we have witnessed with the previous products.”
Silencio mixer grinder features a seamless knob and double-layered cool touch jars with ergonomically designed handles. The premium product is equipped with 3 pre-set modes to help users set the precise amount of time and speed of the motor for grinding, mixing or blending of ingredients with a touch of a button.
The speed control modes ensure all ingredients are blended to perfection to savour the authentic flavours of the food. Additionally, the designed flow breakers also ensure better circulation of ingredients and chunk-free grinding. To provide maximum comfort and safety to users, Silencio comes with a digital display and touch panel along with three-way motor protection with a warning indicator.
Silencio Mixer Grinder comes with five years motor warranty and 2 years product warranty.
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Shaping the Indian beauty market, Tressmart records meteoric rise in the pandemic year to present

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New Delhi [India], February 25 (ANI/NewsVoir): In 2020, as the world was turned on its head and retail became the purview of the online space, young beauty entrepreneur Sargam Dhawan Bhayana successfully launched a digital shopping platform exclusively for high-end and luxury hair care products under www.tressmart.com.
She doubled up the effort by also launching ‘Glow by Tressmart‘: www.glowmartindia.com, a luxury e-commerce platform for premium beauty skincare products.
“As a younger consumer and one keenly in tune with the digital world, we wanted to address a void in the luxury beauty market and also create a platform synonymous with the quality and excellence that Tressmart has become known for. With both Tressmart and Glow by Tressmart, I believe that we can achieve this goal,” says Sargam.
Tressmart has seen a growth rate of 138 per cent in 2020 versus the previous year and online growth of 1120 percent (January 2021) in just 7 months. Known for its impeccable customer service pre, during and post-sales as well as its market reach, creative marketing solutions and in-depth knowledge of its market segment and target audience.
Since its inception in 2016, Tressmart Marketing Pvt. Ltd. has established a reputation for itself as India’s premium marketplace for hair care, beauty and makeup products. With brands like DAFNI and StylePro and products like the DAFNI Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush, DAFNI GO Straightening Ceramic Brush, DAFNI Rose Gold Limited Edition, DAFNI Allure Cordless Hair Straightening Brush and Limited Edition DAFNI Rose Gold GO brush, Tressmart has revolutionised at-home hair care in India.
Under the auspices of Tressmart, Sargam has introduced best-in-class global hair care and beauty products from brands like Dafni and StylePro and Makeup Eraser into the Indian market.
Tressmart strategically acquired Paul Penders, a Netherlands based family run beauty, skincare and haircare brand. For over 50 years, Paul Penders has prided itself on using all-natural, family recipes to create top-of-the-line products. The brand also carries a range of 100 per cent natural baby products.
Under Sargam’s directorship, the complete manufacturing capability of Paul Penders Botanicals has been moved to India and it continues to set new benchmarks in the world of natural products.
“Paul Penders is also accredited by the EWG (Environmental Working Group) in Washington DC and has received safety certificates for all its products. Paul Penders is also certified by the AVA (American Vegan Association) in New York, guaranteeing that each product is 100 per cent vegan,” says Sargam.
Over the past year, Paul Penders has witnessed a 372 per cent rise in total sales, a 976 per cent rise in the number of total orders and a 183 per cent hike in the conversion rate (for e-commerce).
Sargam is also the director of Planet Herbs Lifesciences, a pharmaceutical company that manufactures and markets its own range of products and also manufactures for other companies.
The recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards, Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards, Garhwal Post Young Turk Award and the recent Winner of the Times Power Women 2021 in the category of Young Entrepreneur in Beauty & Haircare Sargam Dhawan Bhayana has also been hailed as a ‘Shepreneur’ by both Outlook India and India Today magazines.
Her personal values, sense of responsibility towards the world and the environment and social consciousness have driven Sargam to strive towards a zero-waste policy in her personal life and for all her brands and companies.
Sargam possesses a superior work ethic and a commitment to sustainability, excellence and quality that is unparalleled. She believes that ‘Business is the combination of hard work and creative instincts’ and gifted with the latter in spades, she is not one to shy away from the former, making it a winning formula.
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Omega Seiki Mobility to set up electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Bangladesh, company to invest INR 100 crores

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New Delhi [India], February 25 (ANI/NewsVoir): Omega Seiki Pvt Ltd, the Electric vehicles manufacturing company of Anglian Omega Group is setting up an Electric vehicle manufacturing facility near Dhaka in Bangladesh, with an investment of Rs 100 crores.
This will be the first project of any Indian EV company in international markets. The company will be known as OSM-Bangladesh and will be registered in Bangladesh. At present, Omega Seiki Mobility has two manufacturing plants in India, located at IMT Faridabad and IMT Manesar, Haryana.
Bangladesh’s economy has grown consistently at 8.5 per cent for the past 5 years. Per capita GDP has also increased to USD 1800. Bangladesh has a well-established port and goods export system which drives garment export. This will be a big factor in making Bangladesh an export hub for OSM. The project will be a modern greenfield facility and will focus on manufacturing two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and electric bicycles.
“We are elated to serve our products in the neighboring country, easing their day-to-day tasks and updating them with the latest EV technology. Indeed, EV is the future and we, as an OEM are sincerely focusing on coming out with the best-in-class vehicles and quality service experience. We trust that our vehicles will cater to an impressive response in the neighboring country. Bangladesh at present does not have an EV policy but it may change fast. I met many senior officials of BIDA [Bangladesh Industrial Development Agency] and all of them welcomed Omega Seiki. They are very keen to bring this technology to their country and are very happy to provide all the support. I am especially pleased to start from Bangladesh which is in our neighborhood and a friendly country. We have plans to open in several other countries gradually,” said Uday Narang, Chairman, Omega Seiki Mobility, sharing the iconic development.
Omega Seiki Mobility will be investing Rs. 200 crores in India to focus on R&D and manufacture all cutting-edge technologies and IT-driven businesses in the e-mobility segment but as of now, it is focusing on electric mobility as the first of its businesses.
“With electrification happening fast in automotive markets globally, we see it is time for the Bangladesh market to change as well. The transition in 2 and 3 wheelers will be fast as they contribute to the pollution and traffic chaos. Our vehicles will be powered by Li-Ion batteries and with powertrains which would-be built-in Bangladesh, with technology transfer from India. In due course, we are looking at full localization in Bangladesh. We would also be looking to export from Bangladesh to global locations e.g. ASEAN, Africa, etc. Bangladesh has a zero-tax policy for exports to 39 countries. This includes India as well and we are looking at selling in the northeast from there,” said Dr Mukherji, MD of Omega Seiki P Ltd, speaking on the electric vehicle market.
The vehicles manufactured in Bangladesh will be sold under the OSM brand through local partners and franchises.
Anglian Omega Group started business operations in 1971 in Faridabad with a single Bright bar factory. After building a prominent position as the leaders in India in Bright Bar Steel, they have expanded focus with significant investments in the Infrastructure sector with the development of large-scale warehousing and cold storage facilities across multiple locations in India.
Internationally, Anglian Omega also has investments in, and partnerships with organizations in multiple sectors including Art, Beauty, and Lifestyle; Business Incubation and Services; Manufacturing Automotive Components; Electric Mobility; Craft and Design; Financial Services; Green Energy; Hospitality; Mobile Technologies and Applications; Real Estate; Steel Manufacturing; and Sports. Anglian Omega has offices in Thailand, Dubai, Germany, Switzerland and recently opened an office in Japan.
Omega Seiki Private Limited is a member of the Anglian Omega Network. Omega Seiki will focus on manufacturing cold-forming parts for the automotive & rail industries in India & abroad. It is set up as well for manufacturing high-precision machining powertrain parts using the latest high-value cutting-edge technologies.
At present, the company has its base in Faridabad, Pune and Chennai which cater to the three major Auto hubs for OEMs in India. The company plans to increase its global footprint by setting up its first international base in Japan in 2020. Omega Seiki Mobility is the mobility arm of the company looking at providing smart, green solutions for e-commerce, cargo and logistics companies.
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University of Technology successfully organizes first convocation ceremony

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Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], February 25 (ANI/BusinessWire India): The first convocation of the University of Technology, Vatika, Jaipur was organized recently. Former President of India Pratibha Devi Patil was the chief guest of the programme and said that a great country like India can become a world guru only when we will be able to provide a world-class educational system and facilities in Science and Technology education.
She also emphasized value-based education Pratibha Patil was addressing the first convocation of the University of Technology, Vatika held here today through video conference. He said that even after 70 years of independence, giving quality education in this country with the world’s second population is a challenging task. The present Central and State Government are taking important steps in this direction, but this goal cannot be achieved without a private partner.
He regretted that out of the best 100 universities in the world, there is not a single private and public and government university in this country. She hoped that private universities like the University of Technology should take steps in this direction and create such an environment so that students going abroad for higher education can get an education in this country and increase their country’s reputation in the world. Presiding over the function, State Energy Minister Dr B.D. Kalla emphasized making good human beings by imbibing value-based education. He emphasized the holistic development of the students.
Government Chief Whip Dr Mahesh Joshi said that it is a matter of pride that more than lac students are educated from different colleges under Deepshikha Kala Sansthan. He appreciated this invaluable contribution made by the Surana family in education and social service and wished the future of students studying in this institution.
The ceremony was attended by former Governor and educationist Dr DY Patil, legal luminary and Chairman of Vishwa Hindi Parishad Dr H.C. Ganeshia, Acting commissioner of Nigeria Dr Chris Navarro addressed. The Chairman of the University, Prem Surana said that the aim of the establishment of this university is to expand higher education in rural areas and connect it with the rural environment of the students studying. Vice-Chancellor Professor V.N. Pradhan highlighted three years of activities since the university’s inception. He hoped that to maintain the academic atmosphere in the university, he will always be ready to provide quality education. On this auspicious occasion, the honoris causa degree of D Litt was given to Padmashree Dr DY Patil and DrH.C. Ganeshia.
Dr Arvind Kharat was awarded an honoris causa PhD degree for his significant contribution in the field of Paramedical sciences. On this occasion, 10 students were awarded PhD degrees, 4 students Masters, 7 students UG and 13 students were awarded diploma certificates. Following the guidelines of the state government regarding the Covid pandemic, a limited number of students were invited to attend the event.
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Right To Live welcomes new advisory board

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Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], February 25 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Right To Live announced their newly formed Board of Advisors. The Board’s main objective is to advise the foundation’s plans, address issues of concern, and suggest strategies to achieve the goals.
The newly constituted Board consists of Anita Kishore, Chief Strategy Officer at BYJU’S, and Vinay Sridhar, Business Operations Lead, Studios at Spotify, in addition to Sridhar T V, Executive Director at Right To Live and Raghurama Kote, Founder and Trustee of Right To Live.
“We are excited that Anita Kishore and Vinay Sridhar have accepted our invitation to be on our Board. With our Higher Purpose of Transforming Lives Through Quality Education and Health, we want to bring a positive change for the socio-economically underprivileged across India,” said Raghurama Kote, Founder and Trustee of Right To Live.
“Looking back from where we started our journey 10 years ago, I am very humbled that we have touched the lives of about 15,000 underprivileged persons through various programs focused on education and health. We believe that our new Board comprising of these industry experts will guide Right To Live to create a larger impact on the society, specifically in the area of a child’s education and health,” he said, talking about the new Board of advisors.
Right To Live’s Advisory Board members include:
Anita Kishore is the Chief Strategy Officer at BYJU’S and has been instrumental in acquisitions and investments for BYJU’S. She is an Alumni of IIM Ahmedabad and has previously worked with the Boston Consulting Group and is very passionate about teaching Mathematics.
“I am glad to be associated with Right To Live, who believe in the transformative power of education and have been working at the grassroots levels to provide better access to education to children who need it most. I look forward to seeing them achieve greater milestones and I am glad to be a part of the journey on our mission to empower children,” said Anita, speaking on the occasion.
Vinay Sridhar is a Business Operations Lead, Studios at Spotify in their New York office. He has previously worked with McKinsey & Company, the Government of India with the Quality Council of India, and the Prime Minister’s Office. He is an alumnus of IIT Madras and Harvard Business School.
“Right To Live’s mission and team is deeply inspiring, and I have had the privilege of seeing them grow from strength to strength. I look forward to partnering with them to help transform more lives,” said Vinay, speaking on this special occasion.
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Hitachi launches 2021 range of air conditioners in India

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New Delhi [India], February 25 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning India Ltd., one of the premier air conditioning manufacturers in India, recently launched its latest range of energy-efficient and state-of-the-art air conditioning solutions for homes and businesses.
With the launch of its advanced range of energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly air conditioning solutions, the brand aims to set new standards in Indian AC industry and become India’s top HVAC brand.
Hitachi is already a leading and premier air conditioning brand, with over 30 years of legacy in India. Hitachi Heating and Cooling thrives to make people’s lives comfortable by providing best possible air -conditioning solutions through the design, engineering and manufacturing of efficient, advanced and top-notch cooling solutions.
Hitachi has always strived to improve indoor air quality for its customers to help them live a healthy life. Hitachi Heating and Cooling provides air conditioning solutions, which offer clean, fresh, and odourless air to ensure a harmonious and balanced indoor air experience.
Hitachi’s all-new range of expandable and energy-efficient air conditioners are designed keeping in mind the extreme heat conditions of the Northern Plains and hot-cum-humid conditions of the coastal areas of India.
Hitachi’s innovative range of air conditioners are eco-friendly and yet provides comfort from scorching heat with 60 percent faster cooling, 20 percent more moisture removal and 10 percent better performance than other air conditioners in India.
Hitachi’s new range of air conditioners is designed to perform to its optimum capacity, and provide ultimate energy-efficiency and cooling comfort even at 52 degree Celsius.
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