New manufacturing facilities in India

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India’s manufacturing sector is set for a giant leap, with the government announcing a slew of measures to boost domestic manufacturing 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, surface mount technology (SMT) and through-hole machines, etc.

This column features 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.

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The company

About the facility

Matrix Comsec

Manufactures:
Telecom and security products

Matrix Comsec recently inaugurated its new manufacturing unit at Waghodia, in Vadodara. Spread over an area of 7246.43 sq m, the unit manufactures telecom and security products. The new structure houses the production, testing, quality control departments. The plant uses energy conserving techniques that reduce carbon emissions.

Contact details: [email protected]; www.matrixcomsec.com; Ph: +91 265 2630555; Fax: 2636598

Vikram Solar

Manufactures:
Solar photovoltaic modules

Vikram Solar will be commissioning its 40 MW solar power generating plant in Rajasthan by the end of January 2013 with an investment of more than
Rs 4100 million. The company has already commissioned a 2 MW solar project in Chhattisgarh, a 5 MW solar power plant in Gujarat and a 1 MW project in Orissa.

Contact details: [email protected]; www.vikramsolar.com; Ph: +91 33 2230 7299; Fax: +91 33 2248 4881

Havells India Ltd

Manufactures:
Power distribution equipment and electrical goods

Havells India inaugurated its first large scale lighting fixture plant at Neemrana, Rajasthan. With an initial investment of about Rs 1000 million, the plant is equipped with the latest machines from Japan, Germany, Italy and Switzerland and is based on technology from Sylvania. The plant will manufacture over 60 designs and about 300 SKUs, and employs about 250 people. Spread over 121,405.7 sq m (30 acres), this plant will cater to both consumer and industrial lighting applications.

Contact details: [email protected]; www.havells.com; Ph: + 91 120 4771000; Fax: +91 120 4772000

M and B Switchgears Ltd

Manufactures:
Power and distribution transformers

M and B Switchgears Ltd will set up solar power plants at various locations in MP, amounting to a capacity of 99.25 MW. In October this year, M and B commissioned the second solar power generation plant at Rajgarh (MP). This 0.5 MW power grid-connected plant is capable of injecting more than 800,000 units of electricity into the grid, which will approximately reduce 780 tonnes of carbon dioxide or GHG (green house gas) emissions per year.

Contact details: www.mbswitch.com; Ph: 0731 2721672, 2722388

Voltech Group

Manufactures:
Transformers, control relay panels and industrial ball valves

Chennai based Voltech Group and the US based NanoPV have joined hands to set up a 100 MW solar module manufacturing plant near Chennai and a solar park near Tuticorin. The Chennai plant will gradually ramp up its initial capacity of 10 MW. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 1000 million. NanoPV plans to bring in the plant and machinery from the US and set up a production line in Chennai.

Contact details: [email protected]; www.voltechgroup.com;
Ph: +91 44 43978000; Fax: +91 44 42867746

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