New manufacturing facilities in India-X

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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.

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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
Smartlink Network Systems

Products manufactured:
Motherboards, switching solutions

Smartlink Network Systems plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities by adding more surface mount technology lines in Goa to manufacture smartphones and tablets. Currently, Smartlink manufactures the Digilite brand of computer motherboards and offers the Digisol switching solutions.

Contact details: Plot No 5, Kurla-Bandra Complex Road, Off CST Road, Santacruz (East),
Ph: 91-22-3061 6666, Fax: 91-22-2652 8914, [email protected], www.digisol.com

MAXX Group

Products manufactured:
Mobile phones and accessories

MAXX Group plans to set up two plants on its existing premises in Haridwar by April 2012—one dedicated to the manufacture of Lithium-ion battery cells, and the other to mobile phones, adding up to a proposed investment of Rs 3.20 billion. The premises in Haridwar are spread across 55,741.8 sq m on a 20 acre plot of land. The company expects to appoint 20,000 employees once the local manufacture of mobile phones is in place. This set up will have a production capacity of 300,000 phones a month.

Contact details: Maxx Moblink Pvt Ltd, 16th Floor, DLH Corporate Park, SV Road, Opposite MTNL Telephone Exchange, Goregaon (West), Mumbai 400062, Ph: 022-33662222, www.maxxmobile.in

Conergy Energy Systems
(India) Pvt Ltd

Products manufactured:
Solar energy systems

Conergy Energy Systems has opened a new solar PV and solar thermal facility in Bengaluru with an investment of Euro 2 million. By moving to this 5,000 sq m plant, Conergy has increased its annual production capacity from 10 MW to 25 MW for solar PV modules.

Contact details: Conergy Renewable Energy Singapore, 120 Robinson Road, 12-01 Singapore, Ph: +65 68495540, [email protected], singapore.conergy.com

Tapan Solar Energy

Products manufactured:
Solar products

Tapan Solar Energy has opened a 2,787.09 sq m facility in Rajasthan to manufacture solar crystalline PV modules under the brand name Elecssol. The current capacity of the facility is 20 MW and the company plans to increase this to 40 MW by the end of 2012. Elecssol has already signed agreements with over 200 distributors and as part of its next phase of growth, it is looking to join forces with engineering, procurement and construction companies both overseas and in India.

Contact details: SF-40, Crossriver Mall, 2nd Floor, CBD Ground, Shahadara,
Delhi 110032, Ph: 91-11-42111913, Fax: 91-11-42111914, www.elecssol.com

Hitachi Home and Life Solutions India Ltd (HHLI)

Products manufactured:
Home appliances, air conditioners

The company has recently opened a new air conditioner manufacturing plant at Kadi near Ahmedabad. The new plant would manufacture commercial air conditioners including large air conditioner chiller plants, ductable air conditioners and telecom air conditioners. The new facility is spread on a plot of 85,000 sq m with approximately 35,000 sq m for the industrial shed.

Contact details: Hitachi Complex, Karan Nagar, Kadi district, Mehsana 382727, Gujarat; Ph: 91 02764 277571, Fax: 91 02764 233425, www.hitachi-hli.com

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