A. O. Smith became the first U.S. water heater company to enter the Indian market and, two years later, opened a world class manufacturing plant on 20 acres in the KIADB Industrial Area, Harohalli. In 2014, the company added on to the original facility to provide expanded capacity for the manufacture of water purification products, creating a 297,000 square foot operation. A. O. Smith has found that world-class innovative features like the Blue Diamond glass lining, glass-coated heating element, energy efficient insulation, and multiple colour options appeal to Indian consumers.
A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2015 sales of $2.54 billion, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, as well as water purification products for residential and light commercial applications. A. O. Smith, headquatered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, approximately 13,400 employees at operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, India, China and the Netherlands.