New manufacturing facilities in India

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India’s manufacturing sector is set to take a giant leap with the government announcing a slew of measures to boost the country’s output. As a result, various companies catering to different sectors such as consumer electronics, telecom equipment, computers and solar energy are gearing up to expand their production facilities in India. The booming solar energy sector has now become a far more attractive energy option with many project developers from across the globe venturing into India.

The mushrooming production facilities will help boost the development of many other sectors like tools and equipment, test and measurement (T&M) devices, 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
Vikram SolarProducts manufactured:
Solar modules
The company plans to pump in Rs 1 billion for setting up a solar cell manufacturing facility at Falta, near Kolkata. With this plant, the company attempts to expand its cell manufacturing capacity from the current level of 60 MW.Contact details: Tobacco House,1, Old Court House Corner, Kolkata-700001; Ph: +91 33 2230 7299; Fax: +91 33 2248 4881; sales@vikramsolar.com; www.vikramsolar.com
Silicon ImageSolutions provided:
Wireless and wired HD connectivity solutions
The company recently opened its latest research and development centre in Hyderabad. The facility, which is located in Hyderabad’s technology hub, focuses on the design and development of semiconductor and IP core technologies for implementation in mobile, wireless and consumer electronics (CE) products from manufacturers across the globe.Contact details: 3rd Floor, Building No 21, Raheja Mindspace, Hitec City, Madhapur,Hyderabad 500081, India; www.siliconimage.com
Indsur GlobalArea of operation:
Casting and auto components
The firm plans to invest around Rs 2 billion over the next few years to fund its expansion plans, including doubling capacity at its plants in Vadodara, Aurangabad and China. Besides, it also plans a new gear unit in Andhra Pradesh.For its core insulator casting business in India and China, it plans to enhance the existing capacity of 7,500 tonne at Halol in Vadodara to 18,000 tonne. The expansion will be completed by next March. The company is also in the process of setting up an auto component plant at Halol.Contact details: 204, Turf Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Off Dr E Moses Road, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai-400 011; Ph: +91 22 43473995; Fax: +91 22 24935325; info@indsur.in; www.indsur.in

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