Thermo Fisher launches ‘Make in India’ air quality monitors

Thermo Fisher Scientific solidifies its commitment to India's environmental progress by initiating local production of Air Quality Monitoring Systems (AQMS)

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New Delhi: Thermo Fisher Scientific has initiated the local manufacturing of Air Quality Monitoring System (AQMS) analyzers in India. These sophisticated devices will be designed, produced, and validated at Thermo Fisher’s Nasik facility in Maharashtra.
Thermo Fisher supplied these analyzers to major Indian industries—such as cement, metals, mining, oil and gas, power, and chemicals—from its plants in the USA and China. These analyzers were then assembled into Make in India Class 1 Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) at the company’s Pune facility. By shifting production to India, Thermo Fisher strengthens its commitment to India’s localization and environmental sustainability efforts.
Thermo Fisher offers a comprehensive range of environmental monitoring systems, including CAAQMS and Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS), to detect accurate monitoring of gaseous and particulate pollutants, aiding in the regulation of industrial emissions. 
Mr. Jatinder Singh Kamyotra, former Member Secretary and Director of the Central Pollution Control Board,will enhance the air quality monitoring network. “The localization will minimize downtime for the availability of these analyzers and enable stakeholders to provide better quality data to formulate policies to positively impact the environment,” he said at the launch event.
Dr. Nihar Sahoo, Chief Environmental Engineer at the State Pollution Control Board and Head of the National Clean Air Programme in Odisha, highlighted, “The National Clean Air Programme aims at reducing air pollution by 20-40% with a focus on reduction of Pollutants PM10 and PM2.5. To ensure that we achieve these ambitious targets, there is a need for high-quality equipment that provides accurate and consistent baseline data on the particulate and gas pollutants. The availability of Make in India Class 1 CAAQMS systems is likely to reduce the overall cost and turnaround time, thereby accelerating the effective implementation of the program.”
Miguel Faustino, President of Chemical Analysis at Thermo Fisher Scientific, reaffirmed, “Thermo Fisher’s Mission to enable our customer to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer is aligned to India’s ambitious sustainability goals. The localization of our industry-leading innovations reflects our ongoing investments to address the complex environmental and process monitoring challenges in the country.”
Srinath Venkatesh, Managing Director for India and South Asia at Thermo Fisher Scientific, emphasized, “Air pollution remains a major challenge in India, impacting the health and well-being of millions. By investing in localized capabilities, we strive to strengthen our partnership with government and regulatory stakeholders for action-oriented measures for a healthier, cleaner and safer India.”