Plant is designed for immersive customer experience and global product development
KOCHI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPC Broadband, Inc. (“PPC”), a Belden brand, celebrates the opening of its advanced design and manufacturing facility in Kochi, India. The building is designed to create an immersive customer experience, enable advanced testing, and streamline production and customer service. A ribbon cutting for the new facility was held on June 10, 2022.
PPC is a leading developer and manufacturer of connectivity solutions. Its newly constructed Kochi, India, facility serves as the regional headquarters for operations in Asia, Africa and the Central and South Pacific. The plant features state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities for broadband and 5G products and will achieve TL9000 2016 Certification in October 2022, allowing all products made in the facility to qualify for sale to the world’s largest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and wireless providers.
The 70,000 square-foot Kochi manufacturing plant welcomes more than 350 employees in engineering, testing, operations and administrative roles and produces key products offered in PPC’s solutions suite including fiber connectivity, delivery and management solutions.
An innovative Solutions Hub within the facility creates a space where customers experience products and end-to-end solutions in an actual fiber-to-the-home network comprised of real-life scenarios including central office, street solutions, multi-dwelling unit solutions and single-family unit solutions. Interactive software containing a city view with numerous networks allows customers to take a deep dive into each network layer to explore the products and applications which make up each solution.
“Our new Kochi plant is advanced in terms of R&D, testing and production capabilities, and was entirely designed around employee and customer experience,” said Olivier Bojarski, President, PPC Broadband. “The people in this facility, in collaboration with solutions engineers and product teams throughout the Belden organization, will play a key role in developing the infrastructure solutions our customers need to deploy high-quality, reliable connectivity around the world. That means we will continue to be a partner of choice for large projects that transform broadband and 5G networks everywhere.”
According to Belden’s President and CEO, Roel Vestjens, the facility in Kochi is further evidence of the company’s transformation to a comprehensive solutions provider. “Customers continue to turn to Belden as their strategic partner in helping them address mission-critical business needs,” said Vestjens. “This new manufacturing facility provides advanced capabilities for the product development required to create solutions that support our customers in achieving their objectives. Here, they will have visibility into different network architectures in real-life scenarios which helps them to move their businesses forward while creating a better, more reliably connected world.”
About PPC Broadband
PPC Broadband, Inc., a Belden Brand, was founded in 1942 and has been a leading manufacturer and developer of connectivity solutions for more than 80 years. An industry leader with more patents in connector technology than any other company worldwide, PPC is credited with many of the major broadband advancements made in the decades since its founding. Customers served include broadband network operators, telecommunications providers, satellite companies, and wireless industries. PPC is headquartered in East Syracuse, NY, USA, and operates global, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, India, Mexico, St. Kitts, Tunisia, and the United Kingdom.
Belden Inc. delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial and enterprise markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com; follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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