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By EB Bureau

With the National Manufacturing Policy Unveiled, various companies catering to different sectors, such as consumer and industrial electronics, telecom equipment, computers and solar energy, are gearing up to expand their production facilities in India. Once implemented, the policy will unlock the true potential of manufacturing within the country, feel experts.

The mushrooming production facilities will help boost the development of many other sectors like tools and equipment, test and measurement (T&M) devices, Surface mount technology (SMT) and through-hole machines, etc.

This column features the companies that are setting up manufacturing facilities in India or are expanding their existing plants. Do follow this space every month to know about the latest developments in this domain.

The company About the facility
Abengoa

Area of work: Energy and environment

Abengoa SA has just completed India’s first 3 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant for the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Abengoa has been responsible for the design, engineering, supply of materials and commissioning of the plant, which represents an investment of US$ 4 million. The plant is located in Gwal Pahari, Haryana.

Contact details: C/Solar Energy, No 1 Palmas Altas, 41014 Sevilla, Spain Ph: +34 95 493 70 00; abengoa@abengoa.com

TI Automotive

Products manufactured:
Fluid carrying systems, power-train components and tank systems.

TI Automotive has opened two new facilities in Bengaluru and Chennai, which will cater to the domestic Indian market. The Bengaluru facility will produce fluid carrying lines for passenger cars, with full production beginning in December 2011. The Chennai facility is the company’s first fuel tank systems plant within India and will produce low-emission plastic fuel tanks, the production of which will begin in April 2012.

Contact details: PL 39-40, Sector 3, IMT Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana 122050, Ph:124-2290849 /4534905 /700; www.tiautomotive.com

Southern Batteries

Products manufactured:
Industrial batteries

Southern Batteries, which supplies the Hi-Power brand of industrial batteries, plans to enter the automotive battery segment with an investment of Rs 1.8 billion in Bengaluru. The company also plans to tap the OEM segment after it establishes itself in the automotive sector in the years to come.

Contact details: 328, Bommasandra Jigani Link Road, Anekal Taluk, Bengaluru – 562 106 Ph: +91-80-22010000; enquiries@southernbatteries.com

Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics Pvt Ltd

Products manufactured:
Power equipment

Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics, a 60:40 joint venture between Hitachi Ltd and
Hi-Rel Electronics Pvt Ltd, plans to set up a manufacturing facility of power equipment at Sanand near Ahmedabad. The plant is likely to be commissioned within a year’s time and is expected to generate revenues to the tune of Rs 8 billion by the fiscal year 2016.

Contact details: Hitachi India Pvt Ltd, Units 304-306, 3rd Floor, ABW Elegance Tower, Jasola District Centre, New Delhi 110 025, India +91 (11) 4060 5252

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