HORIBA Group Empowers India’s Jal Jeevan Mission with Advanced Techno SAS Solution

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L-R: Dr. Rajeev Gautam and Dr. Kentaro Nishikata
  • The goal is to aid India’s rural and urban areas with clean water using cutting-edge technologies like UV Spectroscopy and NIR-based analytical solutions
  • The product was launched in a milestone event held at Vivanta Pune, Hinjawadi on 10th July

PUNE: In line with the Government of India’s flagship Jal Jeevan Mission, globally renowned Japanese company The HORIBA Group is proud to announce the launch of its new product offerings from HORIBA Advanced Techno SAS post-acquisition of French company Tethys, to provide total solutions for water and wastewater monitoring systems in India. The product launch happened in the presence of an array of customers, distributors, and Dr. Rajeev Gautam, Corporate Officer – HORIBA, Ltd., Japan and President – HORIBA India Pvt. Ltd. And Dr. Kentaro Nishikata, Jr. Corporate Officer, HORIBA, Ltd., Japan, and President – HORIBA Advanced Techno, Japan The event was followed by an insightful panel session on ‘Jal Samvad: Sustainable Water Quality Monitoring and Management System’ by the industry experts.

With this acquisition, The HORIBA group aims to be leading the Indian and SAARC market in the field of wastewater monitoring, Industrial effluent monitoring, and drinking water systems by providing solutions for UV-VIS, Ion-Selective, Colorimetry, and Combustion based NDIR technologies.  Such equipment shall support the continuous monitoring of water quality for various parameters like pH, BOD, COD, TSS, Ammonia, Nitrate, Total organic carbon matter, and many more. This acquisition by The HORIBA Group which encompasses 50 companies with a direct presence in 27 countries adds to its enhanced capabilities/product lineup for systems to measure water quality. The acquisition strengthens the research and development of analytical systems to measure water quality and enhances solution proposals to industrial users.  HORIBA has acquired the French company to take advantage of their strength in UV spectroscopy which generates good synergy with HORIBA Advanced Techno, Co., Ltd., which owns the electrochemical and sampling core technologies.  Furthermore, HORIBA Group company has a strong core of nondispersive infrared (NDIR) and combustion technologies. 

Dr. Rajeev Gautam, Corporate Officer, HORIBA, Ltd, Japan, and President, HORIBA India Private Limited, averred, “‘India with its large population is a major consumer of water. The accurate monitoring of rivers and waterbodies is thus getting necessary to be implemented. HORIBA plays a crucial role here by providing world-class Japanese technology and now with Tethys acquisition will further strengthen its product range for Water solutions.”

Speaking about the launch, Dr. Kentaro Nishikata quoted, “HORIBA aims to protect the world’s water with our highly refined sensing technology including rural and urban India. Water plays an important role in all aspects of the global environment, living environments, and industry. HORIBA has been providing solutions to various water-related issues with our analysis and measurement technologies. HORIBA’s mission is to protect the quality of water around the world and to bring affluence to all people through water and liquid measurement.”

The HORIBA Group operates in the markets of Automotive Emission Testing, Medical Diagnostics, Semiconductors, Scientific Analytical Equipment, and Process & Environmental equipment is now aiming to solve the clean water and waste-water quality monitoring issues in rural and urban areas through its new UV Spectroscopy based equipment. According to UNICEF, India is under the economic burden of approximately USD 600 million a year due to waterborne diseases. Moreover, two-thirds of India’s 718 districts are affected by extreme water depletion. Close to 54 percent of rural women – as well as some adolescent girls – spend an estimated 35 minutes getting water every day, equivalent to the loss of 27 days’ wages over a year. And, HORIBA Group is aiming to ensure a right to clean water for every child in India, which is aligned with the Indian government’s goals.

Established in 1953, this Japanese technology major started its journey in India almost 30 years back with partners and started as a legal entity with direct operations in 2006. The company has since then evolved by leaps and bounds, with over 30,000 installations across India and serving the leading industrial giants like The TATA Group, Adani, Thermax, National Thermal Power plant, Delhi Jal Board, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), JSW Group, Reliance along with academic institutions covering Central universities, IITs and NITs. 

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