EKKI Launches New Water Technology Centre at KPR Institutions

16.11.2021
Pumps and Water Technology major EKKI teams up with KPR Institutions to launch “The EKKI-KPR International Water Technology Centre (EIWTC)”, the first of its kind in the Indian Pump & Water Industry.
EKKI Launches New Water Technology Centre at KPR Institutions

Dr.K.P.Ramaswamy, Chairman, KPR Groups, Dr.A.M.Natarajan, CE, KPRIET, Mr.P.Arumugam, Chief Executive, EKKI Pumps, Ms.Karin Stoll, German Consul and Mr.Kanishka Arumugam, Co CEO, EKKI Pumps at the opening of “The EKKI-KPR International Water Technology Centre”. (Image source: Ekki Pumps)

EIWTC was inaugurated by German Consul General, Ms. Karin Stoll today in Coimbatore, India in the presence of Dr. K. P. Ramasamy, Chairman and Mr.T.N. Arun, Executive Director, KPR Groups Mr. P. Arumugam, Chief Executive and Mr. Kanishka Arumugam, Co-CEO, EKKI Pumps, Dr. A. M. Natarajan, Chief Executive and Dr. M. Akila, Principal, KPRIET.

The EKKI-KPR International Water Technology Centre (EIWTC) is a global Centre of excellence for pumps & water related technologies. The Centre will lead on the exchange of best practice in teaching and research for the pump industry and water related technologies. EIWTC brings together pumps and water related Research, Teaching, Consultancy, and Entrepreneurship.

Based at the KPR Institutions, the new Centre will harness the combined expertise of 45+ researchers and academicians from KPR and 40+ engineers from EKKI. The new centre will initially work on “SKE”– Skill Training, Knowledge transfer and Encourage Entrepreneurship in the water industry.

EKKI has set up such centres in India to bridge the gap between academia and industry. EIWTC is housed at KPR institutions as part of the Pump and Water Technology group's ongoing partnership with academic institutions across India. EKKI heavily invests in skills. EKKI’s workers are all enrolled in academic and vocational training. The company’s customer-training programs, employee training and other aspects of the company’s wider skills projects will also be included in EIWTC.

Dr. M. Akila, Principal of KPRIET welcomed the gathering followed by presidential address of Dr. K. P. Ramaswamy, Chairman of KPR Group.

"We are very proud that EKKI has established the center in our Institution. KPR students thrive on innovation and creative exploration. I admire EKKI’s vision in providing this focus and governance for its learning and development. The Centre highlights the company's commitment to inspiring the next generation of students and academicians. The Centre will provide excellent opportunities for students and academicians at KPR Institutions. Collaboration with academia and lifelong learning will be a crucial component to help achieve Industries growth plans” said Dr. K. P. Ramaswamy, Chairman of KPR Group.

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