New manufacturing facilities in India-XI

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By EB Bureau

With the new policy initiatives from the government, the electronics industry is hopeful of witnessing a great leap forward in manufacturing, across India. 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.

These new production facilities will help boost the development of many other sectors like tools and equipment, test and measuring (T&M) devices, surface mount technology (SMT), 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 learn about the latest developments in this domain.

The company About the facility
Philips Electronics India Ltd

Products manufactured:
Consumer electronics

Philips plans to set up an integrated facility in Chennai to manufacture its range of small appliances, including mixer grinders, induction stoves, electric cookers, juicers and food processors, with an investment of more than Rs 1 billion.

Contact details: 9th Floor, DLF 9-B, DLF Cyber City, Sector 25, DLF Phase-3, Gurgaon-122002; www.india.philips.com

Lanco Solar Pvt Ltd

Area of operation:
Solar energy

Lanco plans to set up a manufacturing facility to produce 1250 tonnes per year of polysilicon and 80 MWp of ingots and wafers in Cuttack, Orissa. The Orissa government has cleared the project, which is being developed at a 250 acre SEZ (in possession by Lanco).

Contact details: Plot No 397, Udyog Vihar, Phase-3, Gurgaon-122016, Haryana; Ph: +91-124-4741 000/044; Fax +91-124-474 1066; [email protected]

Bhaskar Silicon Pvt Ltd

Area of operation:
Solar energy

Bhaskar Silicon (Bhaskar Solar Power) plans to start the operation of its Rs 50 billion poly-silicon and wafer processing facility in West Bengal’s Haldia industrial township in 2012. The unit will have a production capacity of 2500 tonnes of polysilicon per annum, and will be able to generate 250 MW of multi-crystalline wafers.

Contact details: 20/1, Betta Chambers, 4th Cross, 5th Main, Chamarajpet, Bengaluru-560018; Ph:+91 80 26604874, Fax:+91 80 26603815; infoenvironenergy.co.in;
www.environenergy.co.in

Abound Solar

Products manufactured:
Solar modules

Abound Solar, a manufacturer of thin film photovoltaic modules, has commissioned a 1 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh. The plant will generate operational data on the performance of different technologies in Indian weather conditions. It will use 620 kW of thin film based on Abound modules, and 380 kW of crystalline silicon with single axis tracking technology.

Contact details: 2695 Rocky Mountain Avenue, Suite 300, Loveland, CO 80538, US;
Ph: 970.619.5340; Fax: 970.619.5341; www.avasolar.com

Vikram Solar

Products manufactured:
Solar modules

Vikram Solar, a Kolkata-based solar module manufacturer, commissioned a grid connected power plant of 2 MW capacity in Kharora, Chhattisgarh.

Contact details: Tobacco House,1, Old Court House Corner, Kolkata-700001; Ph: +91 33 22307299; Fax : +91 33 2248 4881; [email protected]; www.vikramsolar.com

Some others facilities that are coming up are:

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is establishing a manufacturing unit at Sakoli taluk, Bhandara district, Maharashtra.
  • Anjani Power Generation Pvt Ltd will set up four solar power units in Andhra Pradesh.
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