IBM and Ingersoll Rand to offer solutions in India

IBM and Ingersoll Rand today announced that they will provide remote energy and asset management solutions in India to drive greater energy efficiencies for organisations who are engaged in infrastructure creation or maintenance for high growth sectors (Commercial, Hospitality, Health, Pharma & others).

This solution leverages IBM’s Intelligent Building Management (IIBM) system (a combination of monitoring, asset management and advanced analytics) along with Ingersoll Rand’s Energy optimisation technologies, to help trigger preventive and predictive maintenance to create smarter buildings, according to an IBM statement.

Buildings in India account for 30 per cent of energy consumption. Of this consumption, the major usage is due to HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning) and lighting.

As Indian economy develops and commercial infrastructure gets built, it becomes essential to drive robust initiatives to improve energy efficiency and sustainability. In the current economic scenario, with rising energy costs, organisations are facing capital and operating budget challenges.

Maximising capital productivity requires increasing asset utilisation, efficiency and uptime. Similarly operating costs of energy and maintenance need to be optimised, IBM said.

Venkatesh Valluri, Chairman & President, Ingersoll Rand India said, “Ingersoll Rand has been at the forefront of driving ‘Innovation and Technology Convergence’ and to us this means bringing together organisations and technologies on a common platform and converging them to drive profitable sustainability practices.

This partnership is a strategic initiative where IBM and Ingersoll Rand are combining their strengths in operations and management systems to bring end-to-end managed services to customers.”

"This partnership with Ingersoll Rand reaffirms our commitment by using intelligent data to build Smarter Buildings that are accountable for energy and carbon resource use, helping create a sustainable environment,” said Nipun Mehrotra, Vice President & General Manager, Sales & Business Development, IBM India/South Asia.

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