R&M, a Swiss cabling systems developer and provider of high-quality fiber and copper solutions for network infrastructures around the world, has continued its growth story for the business year 2020-2021, where R&M India has achieved 20% growth. The remarkable feat was carried out during India’s Covid phase. With a strong understanding of the Indian market dynamics and sensitivity, R&M India’s growth was backed by significant deals and investment from its leadership team.
Increase in productivity
R&M India’s growth story stems from the time when the pandemic struck. While production was halted in many plants, the demand for Fiber products increased due to the WFH policy coming into the picture. R&M’s production unit bounced back with valid permits from the authorities aiding the telecom industry to accommodate the sudden changes in the demand. R&M India’s production unit is adding two more lines to its current fiber assembly lines, increasing the lines to eight and making it fully operational in the coming weeks. R&M India has also installed fully operational copper assemblies, where each assembly produces around 8,000 copper patch works per day. This has also led to an increase in the workforce by 42%. The man-hours which are at 400,000 in 2021 are positioned to increase to 600,000 in 2022.
Product Focus for 2022
R&M India has understood the dynamics of the Indian market and according to the market trend, it has focused on the right products needed.
1.FTTH and FTTA for 5G applications using both fiber and copper assemblies
2.Racks, FDMS and ODCs
“R&M India is proud of what it has achieved in terms of business growth. We began production of racks, ODCs and FDMS and increased it from 200% to 300%, which began during the Covid times. The R&M teams, from production to marketing have supported the growth that the company has achieved today. We have also successfully installed CAT.8 in India for an Enterprise customer. For 2022 we are also aiming to aid the telecom industry for Data Center and 5G applications by twice the current capacity including private and government telecos,” said Gaurav Ahluwalia, Managing Director at R&M India.
R&M India to double global production and boost investment
To increase the production lines, R&M invested heavily in 2021 and is planning to continue the investment. During the Covid times, R&M invested in moulds during 2021 and plans to double or triple the FTTH production capacity in 2022. The state-of-the-art production unit in Bengaluru is also aiming to double the production between 2022 and 2025, and emerge as the next global production unit for R&M.