Nikon India forays into instruments business for automotive sector

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One of the global pioneers in imaging and optical sensing, Tokyo-based Nikon corp. India business unit has opened their Instruments business technical centre in Bangalore. This is the DSLR major’s second business unit after Gurugram in India.


Both the centres will cater to the automotive market in India wherein they claim they already work with most of the major auto players in India.

According to ET Tech, Manu Sharma, GM, Nikon Metrology said that this facility has equipment which will allow organizations to acquire data to do 3d printing. For the last 3 years we served our B2b customers from our Gurugram centre but with the growing demand of customers, we felt the need to increase our assistance.

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He said that most of their systems are into inspection and product development which will help support design initiatives of different automotive segments and enhance their quality control methods. Nikon has always been synonymous with DSLR cameras but Kazuo Ninomiya, MD, Nikon India wants to change the image. He says that they are going to increase their instruments business footprints in India.

He added that the company has established their presence in imaging but now they want to support manufacturing automotive equipment parts and healthcare. Nikon want to contribute to Make in India and Skill in India. He says that although their B2B business in India has a smaller foothold with their centres in India, they want to cater to governments demand under Make in India and even help build skilled workforce in collaboration with educations institutions across the country in their technology domain.

Ninomiya points out that their products and services will also help automotive companies building vehicles for foreign markets. He also mentioned that in 2017-18, they plan to continue their momentum with the marketing spends of around Rs. 900 million along with hopes of managing a 55 per cent market share in D-SLR market along with a 50 per cent share in CDSC market.

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