Smart home and building automation company, Hogar Controls, has set up a manufacturing facility and R&D centre in Hyderabad and plans to invest about Rs 100 crore in new facilities and expansion.
Founded in Virginia, US, in 2015, Hogar has set up a wholly-owned Indian subsidiary, Hogar India, through which it will manufacture and market its home and building automation products.
Vishnu Reddy, CEO, Hogar Controls, said, “The gradual growth and acceptance of technology, new product designs and availability of uninterrupted Internet and power services present a huge opportunity for IoT and automated products in the country, thereby, significantly benefiting the consumer.”
With the additional investments in manufacturing and R&D, we are looking to clock revenues of over 30 crore in 2020 in India alone,” he said.
Karan Kumar, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Hogar Controls said, “At Hogar, everything we do is based on our core ‘smart life’ philosophy that focuses on providing simple technology and aesthetic designs to people, to make their daily lives easier. All the 11 products we have launched until now are easy for consumers to plug-n-play or retrofit into their homes.”
“We are the only brand in the space to offer products that are compatible with Z-wave, Zigbee, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, and we offer both wired and wireless solutions. Our R&D unit in Hyderabad will continue to focus on new product development in the IoT segment, besides constant upgradation of technology to existing products,” Kumar said.
The 10,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and R&D unit is fully automated, with electronic manufacturing equipment and an annual production capacity of more than 6,00,000 units. All 11 products launched and available under Hogar’s home automation series, Smart, Touch, Enviro and Security, will be manufactured at the facility, which will serve as a hub for Hogar’s growth and expansion across India as well as other Asian countries, the US, Canada, South America, Europe and Australia over the next three years.
The paired devices in a smart home can be controlled via smartphone and voice-controlled via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant on supported devices via sensors. The smart panel comes with ease of installation, without additional wiring. Its retrofit design allows the Prima+ to fit into the existing switchboard without the need for additional wiring.