New manufacturing facilities in India-IV

As India envisages becoming a global leader in the manufacturing sector, the soon to be announced manufacturing policy is likely to give this sector a boost.

Unstinting support by the industry boosts my confidence: Sanjiv Narayan

There is more to what appears behind the gentlemanly facade of Sanjiv Narayan, managing director, SGS Tekniks. He is a man with strong will power and an indomitable attitude. The reputation, recognition and fame that Sanjiv Narayan enjoys was not earned overnight.

Top 12 Component Manufacturers in India

Components manufacturing industry in India has not yet taken off in a big way. India still imports a significant amount of components, even though many multinational companies have set up manufacturing units for electronics products in the country. Today, the country imports about 95 per cent of its components for the electronics industry, pushing the cost of manufacturing to a higher level, and ultimately raising the cost of the end products. Also, since there is no duty on importing components, there are more traders than manufacturers in India.

A man charged with creation: Rakesh Malhotra

Building up a company or a brand from the scratch seems to be his forte. With sheer determination and hard work Rakesh Malhotra, CEO, Luminous, has conquered almost everything he had wished for in life. Now preparing to play...

Leading PCB Manufacturers in India

The Indian printed circuit boards (PCBs) industry has witnessed rapid changes in the last few years with the entry of foreign players in the Indian market, who manufacture multi-layer PCBs in large quantities. At the same time, home grown companies have also technologically upgraded themselves to become more competitive in price. According to the Indian Printed Circuit Association (IPCA), demand for PCBs is expected to increase by 20 per cent not only in India, but even across the globe, in the next few years, further widening the demand and supply gap. Though India currently has about 60 large and medium sized PCB manufacturing plants, lack of relevant policies result in insufficient investments in PCB manufacturing. This is also one of the reasons for the short supply of PCBs in India. It is, therefore, necessary for Indian PCB makers to think strategically to not only meet domestic demand, but also compete in the world market. Hopefully, with the announcement of the new manufacturing policy, the growth of the Indian PCB industry is likely to accelerate as many companies are likely to expand their production capacities. Electronics Bazaar did a survey in the electronics industry, particularly among the EMS and SMT companies, SMEs and other manufacturers of electronics goods, to find out the leading and the most preferred PCB manufacturers in India. The survey was conducted based on certain parameters like reliability, customer satisfaction, and intention of the user to recommend the brand and its product quality. In the survey, AT&S emerged as the first choice, followed by other manufacturers such as Ascent Circuits, Shogini Technoarts, Garg Electronics, Epitome Components, Genus Electrotech, etc (see box below). While this survey is by no means comprehensive, it does provide a glimpse into many of India’s key PCB manufacturers. We have not ranked the companies but have only listed them in alphabetical order.

New manufacturing facilities in India-II

Since the national manufacturing policy is soon to be announced, India is preparing to revamp its manufacturing setup, with the aim of emerging as a world class manufacturing hub. Realising the potential in this arena, various companies catering to different sectors, such as consumer and industrial electronics, telecom equipment, computers and solar energy, are on their way to expanding their existing facilities in India, or are planning to set up new facilities to tap the huge opportunities within the country. These activities on the manufacturing front will also boost the growth of many other sectors like tools and equipment, test and measurement devices, SMT and through-hole machines, etc. This new column will feature the companies that are setting up new manufacturing facilities in India or are expanding their existing plants. Do follow this space every month to learn more about emerging projects.

Leading battery players in India

The Indian battery industry, comprising automobile, sealed maintenance free (SMF), tubular and lead acid batteries, has been growing at an annual rate of 25 per cent for the last four years. The growth is mainly in the automotive segment but, significantly, also in the industrial sectors powered by usage in telecom, railways, power and other industrial applications. Presently, the battery market in India is worth Rs 100 billion, with the automotive battery segment accounting for over 65 per cent of the overall market value. While SMF valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries have a share of 25-30 per cent, lead acid batteries dominate the market with a 70-75 per cent share. This growth is expected to continue in the future as well, due to growth in the telecom sector and the government’s focus on infrastructure development and renewable energy such as solar power. In addition, with the increased use of inverters due to frequent power outages and the requirement for power backup to prevent loss in productivity, the battery market is likely to surge ahead, with demand coming from manufacturing facilities, banking, insurance and finance companies, followed by IT/ITeS sector. El

Leading wires and cables manufacturers

Owing to the high growth in the consumer electronics, automotive and telecom sectors, and with an encouraging power scenario in India, demand for wires and cables is growing rapidly. According to the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA), the potential of the wire and cable industry will be worth US$ 158 billion by 2015. Wires and cables industry can be divided into four main segments—house wiring, low tension wires, high tension and extra high voltage wiring. Wires and cables find application in almost every sector, however, the major demand comes from the automotive sector, process industry, telecom and power sector, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, public sector undertakings and utilities, railways and defence establishments.

Solar will always occupy a good place in my life: Rajeev Arya

The first thing people notice about him is, almost invariably, his flawless personality. Born in a journalistic and writers’ background, he had always been anxious to prove he is more than just a son of two popular writers—his parents—and this is reflected in the challenging roles he took on since he was very young. He is known and recognised in the industry as a senior technology leader with an experience of over 25 years in the solar energy space. He has built and integrated professionals into result oriented multidisciplinary teams and has been instrumental in scaling up and validation of thin film technologies from research into production. Meet the man who brought sunshine in many a lives and saw very closely how solar energy completely changed people’s lives. Changing the direction of his life a couple of times, Rajiv Arya is presently the CEO of Moser Baer Photovoltaic Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Moser Baer India Ltd. Arya’s story is one of determination, focus and perseverance

New manufacturing facilities in India

With a national manufacturing policy soon to be announced, India prepares to revamp its manufacturing setup, with the aim to emerge as a world class manufacturing hub. Realising the potential, various companies catering to different sectors, such as consumer and industrial electronics, telecom equipment, computers and solar energy, are on their way to expanding their existing facilities in India or are planning to set up new facilities to tap the huge opportunities in India. These activities in the manufacturing front will also boost the growth and business of many other sectors like tools and equipment, test and measurement devices, SMT and through-hole machines, etc.

Key industrial UPS players: 2011

Businesses dependent on machines and automation are hit by acute power shortages. Industries, out of urgency, fall back on an assured supply of electricity to function unhindered. Moreover, with ever increasing gap in demand and supply of power, need for power conditioning has become a dire need for all businesses, irrespective of verticals. UPS system is the heart of any process industry and any down time is intolerable as it leads to huge productivity loss in terms of material wastage and manpower hours.

Leading Energy Meter Players

India has a large installed base of energy meters manufactured by Indian and international companies. Energy meters, also called electricity meters, are widely used in industry, household, etc. It is also widely used for utility services. Installation of correct energy meters is must for consumers to ensure that they are billed correctly. Electronics Bazaar carried out a survey in an endeavour to acknowledge and applaud the players of this industry. We contacted various test and measurement firms, utilities companies, associations in the electronics domain and customers of energy meter to come up with a list of the leading energy meter brands. While this list is by no means comprehensive, it provides a glimpse into India’s leading energy meter companies. The lisiting has been done in alphabetical order. We hope our initiative will be beneficial to our readers.

Popular LED component distributors and manufacturers

The applications of light emitting diodes (LEDs), a semiconductor light source, have increased over the past few years as they are being used in diverse areas. As we all know, an LED has many advantages over incandescent light sources including lower energy consumption, longer life, smaller sizes, quicker switching, and greater durability and reliability. Hence many countries, including India, have started scaling up production of LED products. The wide perception that the LED industry is a lucrative business in India, the demand for LED components such as LED chips, LED diodes and LED modules is likely to double. However, the country imports nearly 99 per cent of its LEDs. Electronics Bazaar carried out a survey and contacted a large number of companies that are into manufacturing different kinds of LED products, to find out the popular LED component distributors and manufacturers in India. These manufacturers have shared with us their preferred component distributors and manufacturers—based on product quality, credibility, reliability and costs. The survey clearly indicates that Cree, Osram, Edison, Nichia, Philips and Seoul Semiconductor are the preferred LED manufacturers, and that Semitech Opto Devices and Rabyte Electronics are the preferred distributors in India.

Popular LED component distributors & manufacturers

The applications of light emitting diodes (LEDs), a semiconductor light source, have increased over the past few years as they are being used in diverse areas. As we all know, an LED has many advantages over incandescent light sources including lower energy consumption, longer life, smaller sizes, quicker switching, and greater durability and reliability. Hence many countries, including India, have started scaling up production of LED products. The wide perception that the LED industry is a lucrative business in India, the demand for LED components such as LED chips, LED diodes and LED modules is likely to double. However, the country imports nearly 99 per cent of its LEDs. Electronics Bazaar carried out a survey and contacted a large number of companies that are into manufacturing different kinds of LED products, to find out the popular LED component distributors and manufacturers in India. These manufacturers have shared with us their preferred component distributors and manufacturers—based on product quality, credibility, reliability and costs. The survey clearly indicates that Cree, Osram, Edison, Nichia, Philips and Seoul Semiconductor are the preferred LED manufacturers, and that Semitech Opto Devices and Rabyte Electronics are the preferred distributors in India.

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