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(From Left) Kanishka Arumugam – Co-CEO of EKKI, Manoj Desai – Principal Commercial Officer, Judith Ravin – Consul General of US, and Arumugam. P – CEO of EKKI

India: EKKI recently welcomed Judith Ravin – Consul General of US, Chennai and few other senior US Diplomats to its pump manufacturing center in Coimbatore.

The Consul General was received by Arumugam P – CEO and Kanishka Arumugam – Co-CEO of EKKI and given a tour of the plant. The Consul General saw the water and wastewater pumps being machined, assembled and tested. She was also showcased the crucial role played by pumps and water technologies in Agriculture, Buildings, Public Utilities, and Industries. During the tour, the Consul General met EKKI’s senior executive team and employees who are involved in the production of EKKI.

EKKI’s state-of-the-art manufacturing center is the first new facility that the company has built from the ground up after it acquired Deccan Pumps Pvt Ltd in 2013. Based at the heart of Coimbatore, it is ideally located between the group’s three other manufacturing sites. EKKI’s sustainable business model recently became a case study at the world leading INSEAD Business School.

Kanishka Arumugam – Co-CEO of EKKI said, “We are proud to show the Consul General the new clean and energy-efficient technologies and innovations at our EKKI manufacturing plant. As part of our significant investment, we have installed a state-of-the-art machining center which produces cutting-edge parts for pumps. Our world-class facility incorporates the latest technologies meeting the highest standards of production. EKKI has also been partnering with global technology leaders and producing world class quality products from our Coimbatore, India facilities. EKKI has an International joint venture alliance with global wastewater leader HOMA, and HOMA has a significant presence in the US”.

Consul General Judith Ravin shared, “It was a pleasure to visit EKKI Group’s production plant in Coimbatore. As a top investment destination thanks to our business-friendly policies and investment climate, the United States welcomes Indian investors looking to diversify their business.”

EKKI is among India’s advanced pump and water technologies providers. EKKI’s purpose is to provide access to clean water in an efficient and sustainable way for agricultural, building services, industrial and public utilities markets. Since its inception in 1981, this family business has been producing a wide range of pumps and water technologies. Currently, the firm owns 4 world class production centres. The group manufactures its products under the EKKI and DECCAN Brands. EKKI has also established a global presence with its international manufacturing collaborations and distribution partnerships. The EKKI Group has an International Joint Venture Alliance with HOMA of Germany, the world leader in waste-water technology. Today EKKI’s products are sold in more than 20 Countries.

Homa Pumpenfabrik Gmbh of Germany, established in 1946 is one among the world leaders in wastewater pumps and systems serving the building services, industrial and public utilities markets. The group is a privately-held family-owned group headquartered at Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Germany. The group has facilities in USA , Germany, France, Netherlands and Ireland. Homa has a market presence in more than 100 Countries and is one among the top wastewater pump manufacturers in the world with a complete range in its segment.

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