3M India Ltd. is a taking an initiative focused on road safety products, such as variable traffic signage, which will provide live directions to drivers. “We have done projects in Bengaluru and Kolkata, and a full-scale project in Pune, with live variable signage that offers help to traffic system in the city and states and also to commuters,” Debarati Sen, managing director of 3M India Region and 3M Lanka Ltd, told Express.
3M India is headquartered in Bengaluru and is the maker of very famous products such as Scotch Brite abrasive cleaning pad used in kitchen to safety masks in industries, retro reflective products on roads, personal protective equipment like earplugs in heavy industries, bandages, sutures, dental accessories, stationery products, electrical appliances, air-conditioner filters and electronic solution in mobile phones.
The company has more than 60,000 products with one lakh patents. 3M India Ltd, registered Rs 2,507 Crore sales turnover for 12 months around March 31, 2017. The company has 110 research scientists in India working out of its customer innovation centre in Bengaluru and customer technical centre in Gurugram. This is in addition to analytical and electrical lab in these centers. The variable traffic signage, after its success in India, will be sold in south-east Asia, West Asia, Africa and parts of Latin America.
Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State (independent charge) for labour & employment, inaugurated ‘Audhyogik Suraksha Rath’ developed by 3M India and DGFASLI (Directorate General Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes).
Safety training on the wheels: is a self-contained fully equipped, mobile training truck that will travel across India over the next three years to display the benefits of safe work practices focused at educating and awareness of end users on various hazards at workplace and the ways of working safely at such workplaces. 3M’s network of expert teams will also carry on safety training, and discuss about prevention of injuries and disease.