Thermax Chairperson Meher Pudumjee prefers to talk
about her company's achievements rather than her own. "Last year was quite a challenging year for the capital goods industry. But, we were able to maintain the company's performance," she says.
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The energy and environmental engineering company has developed a number of innovative products recently. Last year, it designed a solar-powered air conditioning system that takes up 30 per cent less space than conventional systems and is 20 per cent more efficient as well. It has also made a product that can be used both for chilling and heating purposes.
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!Besides, Thermax acquired German steam products company Rifox earlier this year. The company is also setting up three more factories, at Jagadia in Gujarat and Shirval and Sholapur in Maharashtra, as part of its expansion plan. Though the business environment was challenging. it was a good year for her and her company, says Pudumjee.