New manufacturing facilities, solar plants and R&D centres in India


This column features the new manufacturing facilities, solar plants, testing centres and design houses that are coming up across India, as well as the existing ones that are being expanded

By EB Bureau

Friday, July 12, 2013: India’s manufacturing sector is set to take a giant leap forward, with the government announcing a slew of measures to boost domestic manufacturing. 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. With the government promoting the solar sector as well, many solar power plants are also coming up across the country. Besides these, there are also many testing centres and design houses being set up.

Who will benefit

The setting up of new production facilities, solar plants, testing centres and design houses will also help in developing many other sectors like tools and equipment, test and measurement (T&M) devices, surface mount technology (SMT) and through-hole machines, components, chemicals and consumables, etc. 

The company

About the facility

Lanco Solar Pvt Ltd

Manufactures: Solar panels

Lanco Solar is setting up a solar cell manufacturing plant in the special economic zone (SEZ) in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh. The plant, with a capacity of 300 MW, will start production next year. The company is investing Rs 30,000 million in setting up the plant. Initially, the plant will export nearly 15 per cent of the solar cells it will make. This project would help Lanco generate an approximate revenue of US$ 300 million.

Contact details: Ph: 91-124-4691000,,

Bosch Ltd

Manufactures: Auto parts

Bosch has opened a new automotive parts manufacturing plant at Oragadam in Chennai, with an investment of Rs 350 million. The new 9000sq m facility has been built on an area of 40,000 sq m, which will replace the previously rented facility. The new unit includes facilities for design, development and testing, in addition to the production of actuation, thermal and wiper systems for the Indian automotive market.

Contact details: Ph: +91-080-2222-2393/2299 2111;

Vishapa Enterprises Pvt Ltd

Manufactures: Electronic components

Vishapa Enterprises has recently opened its first heat-sink manufacturing plant in Greater Noida with an investment of Rs 1.5 million. The facility is spread over 500 sq m with the capacity to manufacture 50,000 pieces per month. From this new facility, the company will support the UPS system, inverter and LED lighting segments.

Contact details: Ph: 9268380374;,

Welspun Energy Ltd

Deals in: Renewable energy, and develops solar projects

Welspun Energy is establishing a 60MW solar power plant in Tamil Nadu, from where it will supply solar power to Tamil Nadu’s power distributors.

Welspun Energy is also expected to complete its 130MW solar PV plant in Madhya Pradesh this August, and would start selling solar power to Madhya Pradesh’s state-owned electricity distribution utility.

The company is also planning to invest about Rs 10 billion in Chhattisgarh to put up a plant to generate 100 MW of solar power.

Contact details: Ph:+91-11-66034600;; www.welspunenergy. com

Alien Energy Pvt Ltd

Manufactures: LED lights, emergency lights, industrial light fittings, lighting accessories

Alien Energy has recently opened its R&D facility in Ghaziabad which is built over an area of 557.42 sq m. The R&D centre is fully equipped with contemporary machines for testing light parameters such as power, luminous flux, luminous intensity, etc, as well as electronics testing machines for all electronics parameters of current and voltages. Its lab setup includes state-of-the art integral globe for measuring lumens and radicalisation index as well as machines for all reliability testing of LED luminaries for temperature, humidity and water ingress protection etc.

Contact details: Ph: 9810258390,,

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