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Old April 26th, 2008, 01:57 AM   #1
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Sriperumbudur & Oragadam Projects Update

Oragadam along with Sriperumbudur have seen major investments from foreign companies in recent times. Please post project updates relating to this regaion in this thread.
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Motorola’s Sriperumbudur plant goes on stream

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Motorola’s Sriperumbudur plant goes on stream

T.E. Raja Simhan

Sriperumbudur, April 27 Motorola’s manufacturing facility at Sriperumbudur, 45 km West of Chennai, was inaugurated today by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Mr M Karunanidhi.

The plant, set up at an investment of Rs 172 crore, can produce 12 million mobile phone handsets and 6,500 base terminal stations is Motorola’s largest outside the US.

Motorola’s facility is the newest in the Sriperumbudur landscape which is fast becoming a global electronics manufacturing hub. The emerging industrial city houses several world majors such as Nokia, Foxconn and Flextronics.

According to the Union Commerce Secretary, Mr Gopal Pillai, who spoke at the inauguration function, Sriperumbudur units would provide employment to 100,000 people in the next two years.

The Union Minister for Communications and IT, Mr A. Raja, said that the Government of India would soon allow telecom companies to launch third generation services, modalities for which are being finalised, in conformity with the recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

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The Minister said that last year, India surpassed its target of adding 275 new telephone lines and was confident of meeting 500 million watermark by 2010.

Several new mobile service providers have been given permission and they would start operations over the next two years, he said.

Mr Gopal Pillai put the cumulative investments in the Special Economic Zones at $ 16 billion (Rs 67,000 crore). These investments have created 170,000 new jobs, he said.
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More investments in pipeline ...

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SRIPERUMBUDUR: Over the next few months, the State will get more investments than what was obtained in the last 16 years, said Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Sunday.

Inaugurating the Rs 172-crore Motorola telecom manufacturing facility in Sriperumbudur, he reiterated that he would like to make Sriperumbudur the largest hub in the world for mobile phone handsets manufacturing.

He congratulated Motorola officials for setting up the facility within two years from the date of signing of a memorandum of understanding and for investing Rs. 172.4 crore as against their commitment of Rs. 135 crore.

“Already Nokia plant here has become one of the world’s largest handset manufacturing facility in terms of volume. Samsung is also in the process of establishing this facility in Sriperumbudur. Sony Ericsson is making handsets here through Foxconn and Flextronics,” he said.

Stating that the potential for mobile phone growth in India was huge, he said mobile phones could improve the economic condition of self-employed persons, improve connectivity and awareness in rural areas and enable farmers to get information and better prices for their produce.

The Chief Minister said that apart from mobile handsets, Sriperumbudur was fast becoming India’s largest manufacturing hub for electronics hardware and automobiles, including components. With the commissioning of Renault-Nissan project by 2010, the total capacity for car manufacturing in six projects located in Irungattukottai-Sriperumbudur-Oragadam-Maraimalai Nagar corridor would exceed 12 lakh cars per annum.

This will make this corridor one of the top 10 car manufacturing centres of the world. Apart from car manufacturing, this corridor will produce a range of other automobiles including commercial vehicles, earth moving and construction machinery, tractors etc, making it the Detroit of Asia,” he said.
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Road Infrastructure Development in Oragadam

4.5.Road Infrastructure Development in Oragadam Industrial Park Area
To improve the road infrastructure facilities in the fast developing Oragadam Industrial park area, near Sriperumpudur (Kancheepuram District), the Government have sanctioned Rs.300 crores for taking up the following works:
(i).
Widening of Singaperumalkoil – Sriperumpudur road (SH-57) (24.60 Km) to six lane with central median (Four laning in phase-I)
(ii).
Widening of Vandalur – Wallajabad road (SH-48) (33.60 Km) to four lane with central median
(iii).
Forming a Bye pass for Ponthur Village in Singaperumalkoil – Sriperumbudur Road
(iv).
Forming Service road for 3 km on each side of the junction at Oragadam
(v).
Construction of a Grade Separator (over bridge) at Oragadam junction.
Detailed estimates were prepared for the road widening works and tenders were invited by splitting the works into 4 packages for early completion. After issue of work orders the contractors did not come forward to execute the agreement and the work orders were cancelled and retenders have been called for. The retenders will be finalised and works will commence soon. Action is being taken to acquire additional lands required to widen some of the stretches to 4 lane and others to 6 lane.
A provision of Rs.119 crores has been made in the year 2008-2009 for these works.

Page 13, Item 4.5 (http://www.tn.gov.in/policynotes/pdf/highways.pdf)
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Nokia will be investing additional $75 million in Sriperumpudur, near Chennai

Chennai, December 5, 2007: Nokia today announced fresh investments to the tune of USD 75 million towards its manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur, Chennai, for the year 2008. This investment is geared towards enhancing the capacity of the manufacturing plant to cater to the burgeoning need of the Indian and other emerging markets. The manufacturing plant currently employs approximately 6000 people.

Nokia initially committed to invest USD 150 million in early 2006 over a four year period. However, given the buoyant demand for mobility in India, Nokia has so far cumulatively invested already USD 210 million in its Chennai operations. Today's investment is an addition to this figure. Nokia started manufacturing from Sriperumbudur in January 2006 and has achieved the distinction of the fastest ramp up by any Nokia factory worldwide. The plant plays an integral role in Nokia's global production network for mobile devices and is the tenth manufacturing facility of the company.

"We are extremely pleased with the progress made by our manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur, Chennai. The decision to make additional investment in the plant is a reflection of Nokia's commitment to the Indian mobile communications industry and of the increasing demand for mobile devices from Asia, Middle East and Africa. Nokia will continuously strengthen its manufacturing network to drive greater agility within the business and increase its competitiveness," said Raimo Puntala, Senior Vice President, Operations and Logistics, Nokia.

Currently, approximately 50 percent of the production from the plant is consumed domestically and the rest is exported to countries across Middle East and Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

"It is a moment of great pride for all of us at Nokia as the India plant sets another benchmark of achieving the fastest ramp up across all Nokia facilities worldwide. This is a testimony of operational efficiencies achieved through people, processes, global best practices and standards," said Mr. Sachin Saxena, Director-Operations, Nokia India. "Chennai has proved to be an ideal location for our manufacturing plant and we are proud of our partnership here," he added.

Nokia's manufacturing facility in Sriperumbudur, Chennai, has been instrumental in enabling Chennai to emerge as the mobile communications manufacturing hub for India. The Nokia Telecom Park currently has seven global component manufacturers, two of which are commercially operational and supplying components to Nokia's manufacturing plant in Chennai.

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Rs. 11,000 Crores investment planned in Sriperupudur, near Chennai

Jul 25 2007, Chennai: Investments of about Rs 9,000 crore, that will lead to creation of over one lakh jobs, are expected to be made in the Sriperumbudur-Oragadam region, near Chennai, within the next couple of years.

These investments will come from the vendors of Nokia (Rs 3,300 crore) and Flextronics (Rs 2,500 crore) and commitments from industries in the two Special Economic Zones promoted by the State Government, viz., SIPCOT Sriperumbudur Hi-Tech SEZ (Rs 1,976 crore) and SIPCOT Oragadam Hi-Tech SEZ (Rs 1,300 crore). This is in addition to the Rs 650-crore investment of Nokia, Rs 450-crore of Flextronics and Rs 270 crore of Dell.

Including the ‘mother units’, total investments of close to Rs 11,000 crore are to be made in the region. This was disclosed by Mr K. Rajaraman, Special Secretary, Industries, Government of Tamil Nadu, at a seminar on SEZs, organised by the Industrial Economist magazine, here today.

Pointing out that 72 SEZs had been granted formal approvals for Tamil Nadu, Mr Rajaraman said that 46 of them are in the neighbourhood of Chennai. Seven are near Coimbatore. The remaining SEZs are spread across 12 other districts in the State. Mr Rajaraman said that the 72 SEZs include 8 that are operational.

Again, 37 of the SEZs approved for the State are for the IT/ITES sector. As many as 27 are product-specific SEZs, while the remaining eight are multi-product SEZs.

These eight, including the MEPZ, employ 41,000 people. MEPZ alone employs 26,000.

Three of the other SEZs are located in the Mahindra World City, Maraimalainagar, near Chennai.

Mr Arun Nanda, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, said that by 2010, the units in Mahindra World City would employ 85,000 people.

Ref: Dinakaran, The Hindu



Compensation given to owners for land acquisition

Jul 03 2007, Kancheepuram: The State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu has begun distribution of compensation for 751.15 acres of land acquired for industrial purpose at Oragadam in the first phase.

Distributing cheques at the Collectorate here on Saturday, Collector Pradeep Yadav said that Rs.4.77 crore was disbursed to 65 persons, who had agreed to "sell" their lands measuring 27.31 acres, for the price offered by SIPCOT.

Stating that 3200 out of around 6000 patta land owners have expressed their consent to sell their lands to SIPCOT, the Collector said that under the first phase, it had been proposed to acquire 374.28 acres of agricultural lands without access roads, 36.20 acres of farm lands abutting carriageways, 20.59 acres of farm lands located in interior places with access, 184.77 acres of approved layouts located in interior places, 110.66 acres of approved layouts near the main road, 17.80 acres of unapproved layouts located in interior places and 6.85 acres of unapproved layouts near main thoroughfares.

Moreover, 5.72 acres of land, which have been classified as roads or carriageways, and 221 acres of government land would be acquired by SIPCOT. Though around 50 per cent of patta land owners had expressed their consent, SIPCOT was not able to honour the claims of some applicants, who have failed to submit certain documents. Apart from distributing compensation amount for the lands acquired at Oragadam, Rs.2.92 crore was disbursed to 17 persons from whom 6,931 square metres of land was acquired for the IT Expressway project at Okkiyamthuraipakkam, Kottivakkam and Palavakkam in Tambaram taluk.

Ref: The Hindu



State signs MoU with U.S. firm for setting up unit at Oragadam

Jun 20 2007, Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sanmina-SCI Corporation, the U.S.-based electronics manufacturing company, to set up its unit in the hi-tech industrial centre at Oragadam with an investment of Rs.225 crore.

The MoU was signed by President Sanmina-SCI Corporation Hari Pillai and Industries Secretary Shaktikanta Das in the presence of Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi at the Secretariat.

The investment for this project was likely to rise to Rs. 315 crore and Sanmina-SCI’s spare parts manufacturers were expected to set up their units in the State, an official release said.

The Sanmina-SCI Corporation’s project to be set up on a 100-acre site would provide direct employment for 4,000 persons, besides generating indirect employment for 6,000 persons, it added.


Second hardware unit
The Chief Minister announced in the Assembly on May 8 that a hi-tech industrial centre would be established at the SIPCOT complex in Oragadam, the release recalled. This was the second computer hardware development centre to be established near Chennai. The Central Government had recently given its sanction for this centre, the release said.

Ref: The Hindu



Sanmina-SCI plans technology campus

Jun 20 2007, Chennai: Sanmina-SCI Corporation, an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tamil Nadu Government to set up a state-of-the-art manufacturing technology campus at Oragadam, near Chennai.

Sanmina-SCI will be investing $50 million initially in the new facility. It will be a designated Special Economic Zone (SEZ) as defined by the Central Government regulations.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Hari Pillai, President of Global EMS Operations of Sanmina-SCI, said the campus, when completed, would provide manufacturing services.


Employment scope
In a phased manner the company’s existing unit, located at Madras Export Promotion Zone (MEPZ) in Chennai, would be relocated at Oragadam.

The Tamil Nadu Industries Secretary, Shaktikanta Das, said the Sanmina-SCI campus would be one of the largest plants and it would be on a par with its Mexico plant, which was currently the largest one. He said the Centre had given its approval to set up the Oragadam Hi-Tech SEZ near Chennai and Sanmina-SCI would be the first company to enter the SEZ.

The Oragadam SEZ had 350 acres, of which Sanmina-SCI had taken 100 acres, he added.
Ref: The Hindu



Airport Modernization

June 16 2007, New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Committee on infrastructure has cleared the much-awaited modernization of the Chennai airport. The up gradation and modernization of Chennai airport, at an approximate cost of Rs.2,350 crore, would be taken up by Airports Authority of India(AAI). More


Rs. 3,750 crores of investment for IT City in Sriperumpudur

May 26 2007, Chennai: Special economic zone for IT companies coming in Sriperumpudur in about 350 acres.
Ref: Dinakaran


Airport

May 22 2007, Chennai: The Government announced the plan to expand the current airport by acquiring 1069.99 acres of land in the less populated area as well as to acquire 4,826.66 acres of land for the Greenfield airport around Sriperumpudur More



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Old News-Chennai, Sriperumbudur in for $3 billion investment expected

Chennai, Sriperumbudur in for $3 billion investment expected.
http://www.chennaizoom.com/chennai/development.htm
20 Oct 2007:

Foxconn $520 Million
Flextronics $120 Million
Jabil Green Point $80 Million
Sanmina $70 Million
Aspocomp $70 Million
Nokia and Nokia Siemens $520 Million
Samsung $40 Million
Dell $60 Million
Hyundai $800 Million - Car manufacturing expansion.
Nissan $450 Million
Ford $400 Million
Renault $400 Million
Mahindra & Mahindra $400 Million

Around 4,000 firms are waiting in the wings to invest in India. To lure at least 1 percent of them to invest in India by 2008, Members from IACC are leading delegation to Perth, Sydney and Melbourne from November 10 to 17.
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Old News - How Sriperumbudur is emerging as India’s telecom manufacturing hub.

The Making of India’s Shenzhen

How Sriperumbudur is emerging as India’s telecom manufacturing hub.
source: http://www.businessworld.in/content/view/962/1017/
Flextronics plant in Sriperumbudur




The sprawling lime green building is visible from a great distance. As you come close, you see workers in white hard hats and luminous orange jackets swarming all over like ants on a giant carcass. Spread over 250 acres, this site will house a massive integrated manufacturing complex for the $15.3-billion Flextronics Industries, a Singapore-headquartered manufacturer of electronic products. Its general manager and director (India operations) Gururaj A. says some 1,500 are employed on the site currently, trying to make sure the complex will be ready by September.

T. Murugan, 35, a contract labourer has some idea of what’s actually going on. “Inge naraiya velioor company factory podaraanga,” (Many foreign companies are setting up factories here), he says. Last year, he had worked on the $150-million Nokia project, a few kilometres away. And he has heard that soon some other velioor (foreign) companies will also start work. He hopes to find employment there. His news is correct. The manufacturing units of both Motorola and Foxconn are slated to come up over the next few months.

It was barely 15 years ago that Sriperumbudur shot to fame. It was India’s Dallas, where its young, 47-year-old ex-PM was assassinated. The horrific images of death had seared the nation’s consciousness. Yet, it is perhaps a fitting tribute that the town where a PM who had spoken of India’s role in the 21st century, modernised the telecom infrastructure and believed in the transformational powers of IT, and laid down his life, should emerge as ground zero of electronic manufacturing in India.


Gururaj A. , general manager and director (India operations), Flextronics Industries



Consider that by October, Flextronics will begin to make a million mobile phones a month from the Sriperumbudur complex. (Nokia already makes 2.5 million phones a month.) It will also make base stations. That’s just the beginning. By year end, a second building will be ready that will make set-top boxes, DVD players, automotive components and PCs. By December 2007, at least 10 component suppliers who are part of Flextronics’ global supply chain will have their plants up and running in the campus.

Says Gururaj: “We will use the land discreetly. The idea is to ensure that all the key suppliers, both Indian and international, have a presence here.” This campus will provide jobs to 7,000 people by December 2007. According to officials in the Department of Telecommunications, by 2008, over $1 billion will be invested in Sriperumbudur for telecom manufacturing facilities alone. Of this, around $250 million has already been invested, mainly by Nokia ($150 million) and Flextronics ($100 million). By end 2007, all the new companies will provide jobs to over 50,000 people.

There are three types of operations coming up at Sriperumbudur. One, the OEMs like Nokia and Motorola. Then the EMS’ like Flextronics and Foxconn, who supply to OEMs around the globe. Finally, there are the component suppliers who work either with the OEMs or the EMS’. They include Aspocomp (global turnover euro 154 million; printed circuit boards), Salcomp (euro 156 million; chargers), Perlos (euro 667 million; mechanics) and Sanmina-SCI ($12.2 billion; network components).

Each of these outfits will be housed within an SEZ. Apart from them, Velankani Information System (which has set up an IT park in Bangalore that houses Siemens, Elcoteq and Patni Computers) is setting up an ITES SEZ that will house a 5 million-sq. ft manufacturing facility for another set of 20 global telecom suppliers (see ‘Feeding Into The System’). Says Rajiv Kochhar, CEO, Avista Advisory, a financial services group: “Today, all the key plots in Sriperumbudur are gone.” It is already beginning to look like a patchwork of SEZs.



Predictably, the comparison with Shenzhen has already begun. In 1979, Deng Xiaoping used it as a test-bed for free market principles. It was then a town of 300,000 people, outside Hong Kong. Close to 80 per cent of Shenzhen’s revenue then came from agriculture. Today, Shenzhen covers 2,020 sq. km, much bigger than Delhi’s 1,483 sq. km, and has a population of 4.05 million.

This year, Chinese companies and global players like Foxconn, Philips and Samsung are expected to make 100 million mobile handsets in Shenzhen. That will account for close to 10 per cent of the mobile phones made globally.


NO BUREAUCRACY HERE: Jukka Lehtela, director, Nokia (India)


Going by calculations, during 2007, Sriperumbudur should make close to half of what Shenzhen will make this year — 50 million handsets, of which more than 30 per cent will be exported, much like what happens in Shenzhen.
Sure, Shenzhen isn’t about handsets alone. A whole range of items like computers, set-top boxes and laser printers are made there. Over the last two decades, it has seen investments of $30 billion. Moreover, it accounts for 9 per cent of China’s GDP. (SEZs collectively contribute 35 per cent of China’s GDP.) Clearly, therefore, it will be a while before Sriperumbudur can reach those levels. However, as Gururaj argues: “It has everything in place to emerge as India’s answer to Shenzhen in the next few years.”

Towards end 2004, shortly after he had taken over as communications and information technology minister of the UPA government, Dayanidhi Maran had persuasively argued with BW that while IT did put India on the global economic map, it was manufacturing that provided the jobs. Maran also figured that telecom and other allied electronic goods companies would perhaps be most open to persuasion given the opportunity India provided.

Consider that in 2005, Indians bought electronic goods worth $22 billion, making it the world’s seventh largest market. Again, during 2005, Indians bought 36 million mobile phones. That makes India the third largest market after China and the US for mobile phones. This year, demand for mobiles is expected to touch 50 million.

Little wonder, one of the first things Maran did as minister was convince Nokia’s then CEO Jorma Ollila to set up the company’s tenth bulk manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur. Though by then Nokia had decided to set up a plant in India given the roaring business it was doing here, it hadn’t decided on the location. Maran was instrumental in convincing Nokia to choose Sriperumbudur over Bangalore, Hyderabad and the National Capital Region (NCR).

While this helped Maran politically — his constituency happens to be in nearby Chennai, barely 40 km away and Sriperumbudur has begun sourcing a lot of talent from there — Nokia did emerge as the pivot around which many of the other investments were centred. (The first ever investment in Sriperumbudur was Hyundai setting up its factory there in 1999, but between then and 2004, little else happened.)

Maran did a few other things. One, he made it a precondition for all equipment suppliers that were keen on participating in the big BSNL and MTNL expansion tenders to manufacture 30 per cent of the order in India. This would force them to manufacture in India, he reasoned. Companies like Nokia and Motorola have already participated in BSNL’s 60-million line expansion tender worth $5 billion.

He was also able to align the interests of the Tamil Nadu government with his own. Though till early this year, Tamil Nadu was ruled by the AIADMK, political opponents of Maran’s DMK — after the 2006 elections Maran’s uncle M. Karunanidhi was voted back to power — Maran was able to convince politicians (and therefore, bureaucrats) of the benefits of positioning Sriperumbudur as an electronics manufacturing hub.

Indeed, one of the reasons most companies say they have invested in Sriperumbudur is because of the state’s bureaucrats. Says Jukka Lehtela, director (India operations), Nokia: “The entire process from start to finish in Tamil Nadu was much faster than expected.” Nokia, which identified Chennai as its plant location in April 2005, had it up and running eight months later in January 2006. That compares with the best anywhere in the world.

Bureaucrats like Tamil Nadu industries secretary Shaktikanta Das say that presentations by potential investors are attended by an inter-departmental group of secretaries. Typically, Das convenes these meetings. They are attended by secretaries from the departments of finance, IT, energy, water supply, and taxes, along with officials from State Industries Promotion Council of Tamil Nadu

(SIPCOT) and the Industrial Guidance and Export Promotion Bureau. “At one meeting the investor gets a clear idea of all that needs to be resolved. The same panel also does a review meeting every month. All this makes things a lot easier for the investor,” says Das.

Bureaucrats like Das, unlike investors like Gururaj, haven’t yet begun comparing Sriperumbudur with Shenzhen. But they do buy into the idea that if properly managed, Sriperumbudur could turn out to be something really big.


Investor Friendly: Shaktikanta Das, Tamil Nadu industries secretary


Das points to fresh investments being made to develop the state’s infrastructure, which he believes will keep the FDI flowing in. Though Tamil Nadu is one of the few states with surplus power (current installed capacity at 10,011 MW, higher than maximum peak demand of 8,600 MW) close to 2,000 MW of fresh capacity will be commissioned over the next three years. This includes 1,000 MW at Tuticorin and Jayakondam.

Luckily for Das, private entrepreneurs have also spotted the Sriperumbudur opportunity, and have begun pitching in. Consider that real estate prices there have gone up by 20 per cent in the last one year — a rise that is comparable to Chennai’s. Two leading Mumbai-based builders are looking at housing projects there and have already begun asking Nokia and Flextronics on salary details of their executives. Again, global hotel chains from the US are looking at properties there, which should be up by next year. Says a consultant: “What hotels are looking at is to provide affordable rooms. It will save them the bother of commuting up and down from Chennai daily.”

Nokia’s Lehtela argues that Sriperumbudur will need to ensure that it stays easily accessible. (Currently, there is a four-lane highway that connects it to the nearest port and international airport in Chennai.) “The nature of the mobile phone business is such that you need very good logistics. It is not just the flow of goods into the factory that matters. Equally important is the flow of finished goods from the factory to the rest of India and abroad,” says Lehtela.

Telecom analysts say that for India to be seen as an alternative to China in telecom equipment manufacturing, costs have to be at least 4 per cent lower here. (Margins in this business are wafer thin.) Typically, materials account for 80-85 per cent of costs. Companies like Flextronics and Nokia, therefore, prefer to either have their vendors within the same compound (as is evident in Sriperumbudur) or manufacture in locations where it is logistically easy to source components.

BY all accounts, Sriperumbudur is showing the signs of an industrial cluster in the making — a few pioneer investors at first, a somewhat rough and ready ecosystem to support them and then the others start coming in, in a virtuous cycle of events. Also, the fact that the state churns out 2.5 lakh engineering graduates is a big plus.

While it is still premature to draw lessons from Sriperumbudur, it will still be worth watching how events unfold there. After all, there aren’t any high-tech manufacturing clusters in the country — and this one could just be the beginning of a new wave.
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Very old article.

After this, many things have happened in this area.
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Very old article.

After this, many things have happened in this area.
This is a new thread.So i thought It would be fine,if i post compiled version of existing projects.

Sorry........

If this only for upcoming projects,i will delete the above news.

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i think it's good to compile all articles now that we have a separate thread just for developments in this area... and after all you did mention it's an old article...

thanks for the effort...

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Nissan’s Chennai plant to roll out hatchback

Pankaj Doval | TNN

New Delhi: Japanese automaker Nissan is all set to kick off fresh competition in India as it plans six new launches by 2012, including a hatchback car in the volume segment and commercial vehicles. The small car will be produced at its upcoming Chennai factory, slated to start production by 2010, a senior company official said.
While Nissan will source Maruti-Suzuki’s yet-to-belaunched compact ‘A-Star’ for selling in the European market, it will also export the small car from India.
The company, that is also exploring a low-cost car like Tata Nano in partnership with French parent Renault and two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj, currently imports the SUV ‘X-Trail’ and sedan ‘Teana’ in India.
“While today Nissan has two product offerings, by 2012 we will have have 8 products, ranging from entry-level car and commercial vehicles to high-end SUVs and sedans,” Neeraj Garg, director at Nissan Motor India, told the Times of India. “The Hatchback is being developed in Japan keeping in mind the conditions and requirements of the Indian market,” adding, it would be positioned between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 4 lakh.
“Getting the pricing right is a key issue. But we feel that if others (existing players like Maruti or Hyundai) can do it, why can’t we,” Garg said, adding that the exports would allow Nissan to be competitive in the global supply chain network. Nissan and Renault are setting up a passenger vehicle plant in Oragadam, near Chennai and the 50:50 joint venture will invest Rs 4,500 crore for a 4-lakh capacity plant. Though they will launch cars under their individual brands, Nissan is expected to take the lead in the future.
The company will also buy around 50,000 units of the A-Star compact of Maruti-Suzuki for selling in the European market. “This is being done as part of a global alliance between Nissan and Suzuki,” Garg said.
The company will also launch premium SUV ‘Murano’ in India by 2010. “The line up of Nissan brand products for India will be rich and diverse, with a portfolio of affordable vehicles in a range of body style, from hatchback to family utility.”
For foray into commercial vehicles, Nissan has partnered Ashok Leyland. It signed a Master Co-Operation Agreement (MCA) for three joint ventures last year for vehicle manufacturing; powertrain manufacturing; and technology development.
“Under vehicle manufacturing, both Nissan and Ashok Leyland will have manufacturing rights under their own badges. Nissan will introduce the Nissan F24 light duty truck and other range of commercial vehicles covering applications from 2.5-8 ton gross vehicle weight,” Garg said.
The company sold 172 XTrail and 334 Teana in 2007-08 and is beefing up distribution network. “Currently, Nissan has only 5 dealers in India. By 2012, we plan to expand this to 55 dealers,” Garg said.

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Meanwhile... Renault-Nissan is recruiting many graduates directly from TN colleges for their plants. Renault-Nissan was one of the top companies attend in campus interviews by TN students.

I saw few Renault company buses rolling in GST, Velacherry main road, Anna Salai few days ago.
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Looks like KG drawing!!

Why cant government spend some money and make a very good map on Manufacturing hub - Sriperumbudur



Source: SIPCOT.com
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1. Name of the Complex/Park
SIPCOT Industrial Park, Sriperumbudur.

2. Location
44 KM from Chennai

3. Area of the complex
2108.54 acres

4. Allottable area
Ph.I - 383.20 acres
Ph.II - 1278.35 acres
Ph III - 220.61 acres

5. Area now available for allotment
Ph.I - NIL
Ph.II - NIL
Ph III -NIL(no lands available as on 30.11.07)

http://www.sipcot.com/Industrial_complex_sriper.htm

Approximately 10 SqKM area has been alloted in SIPCOT SEZ. i.e 1/10th of Coimbatore or Salem city size!!

http://www.sipcot.com/Industrial_complex_Oragadam.htm

1. Name of the Complex/Park
SIPCOT Industrial Park, Oragadam

2. Location
Sriperumpudur, Kancheepuram District

3. Area of the Complex
1935.28 acres

4. Saleable area
1642.18 acres

5. Area now available for allotment
NIL (Position as on 30.11.07)

The website shows there is no more land available with SIPCOT in Sriperumbudur and Oragadam.
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List of companies in Oragadam SIPCOT SEZ

http://www.sipcot.com/Oragadam.pdf
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Hinduja Foundries draws up Rs. 350-crore investment plan

http://www.hindu.com/2008/05/07/stor...0755651600.htm

Expansion of capacity of its Sriperumbudur plant from 55,000 tonnes to 72,000 tonnes at a cost of Rs. 30 crore, establishment of a 48,000-tonne greenfield venture in Hyderabad at Rs. 150 crore, setting up of a 2,500-tonne low pressure aluminium die casting unit at Sriperumbudur at Rs. 50 crore and putting up of a machining unit in Sriperumbudur at a cost of Rs. 100 crore were among the projects now under way.
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Industrial estate expansion plans ...

http://www.tn.gov.in/policynotes/pdf/industries.pdf

SIPCOT has taken up expansion of Irungattukottai Industrial Park (Pillaipakkam) over an extent of 1122.27 acres and Expansion of Oragadam Growth Centre (Oragadam - Sennakuppam) in an extent of 977.81 acres and these two schemes would be completed before June 2008.
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SIPCOT has taken up the expansion of Oragadam Expansion-I over an extent of 350 acres in Vadakkupattu village etc, and Expansion-II of Oragadam over an extent of about 650 acres in Mathur village etc.,
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Industrial Corridors of Excellence:-
SIPCOT is developing Chennai- Sriperumpudur – Ranipet Corridor as an Industrial Corridor of Excellence with SEZs, IT parks, Social Infrastructure etc., as a first phase and Ranipet - Hosur as a second phase and for these projects the reputed consultants are being finalized for preparation of Corridor Development Plan and offer received are under evaluation.
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Nokia to double its workforce at SEZ

Nokia India today said that along with its 7 vendors, it would double the workforce at SEZ plant near Chennai to 30,000 by 2009. Nokia on its own would invest an additional $75 million in 2008 in expanding its plant infrastructure while more investments can be expected in 2009 to increase capacity. Details of additional investment expected in 2009 are being finalised.



Nokia India in the last two years had managed to scale up its operations to produce 8 million handsets a month. Between January and March 2008, the company produced 25 million handsets. Commercial production at this plant started at the beginning of 2006 with 550 workers.


Talking to the media during a guided tour of the plant, Nokia India's director operations, Sachin Saxena said that projections made in terms of investments and workforce at the time beginning of its commercial production in 2006 has been overshot. "When we decided to set up the plant in Chennai, we had promised the state government about investing $150 million and employing around 1500 people in four years." The current facility already has $210 million invested in it and houses 8000 workers, of which 1000 are temporary workers. Nearly 70 per cent of the workforce are women at the Nokia SEZ.


The seven vendors who employ nearly 7000 people at the Nokia SEZ are Salcomp, Aspocomp, Foxconn, Perlos, Jabil, Laird and Wintek and supply chargers, circuit boards, mechanical parts like keypads, antenna and liquid crystal display panels. A ‘major chunk' of the additional 15,000 people that is proposed to be employed at the SEZ will be done by these parts suppliers. Some of these suppliers are not exclusive vendors for Nokia. "We know that they also supply to some of our competitors," said Saxena.


From the current production, nearly 50 per cent of the output is exported to West Asia, Africa, New Zealand and some other Asian markets. Nearly 12 different models are made from this plant at any given point of time. This however changes according to demands raised by various markets around the world, said Nokia India executives. Nokia has totally nine plants around the world, including the Chennai SEZ, three of which are in Asia, including two in China.

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Ford's engine plant to become hub for markets

Ford India expects its new engine plant in Chennai to become the hub for markets in Asia Pacific and Africa by 2010 when its total capacity would be 2.5 lakh engines a year. This new plant (located within the car making facility near Chennai) has at present capacity to produce 50,000 diesel and 10,000 petrol engines. The current capacity is intended only for the Indian market.



The new plant currently makes the 1.4-litre turbodiesel Duratorq engines, that goes into its Fiesta models. Company executives said that switch-over to producing the 1.6 litre petrol engines can be made based on demand.


Speaking to reporters at Ford's assembly plant at Maramalai Nagar, near Chennai today, Micheal Boneham, president and managing director, Ford India said the company added 25 new local suppliers, includes 15 Chennai-based companies, to support the new diesel engine unit.


He said that Ford India will save 15-20 per cent in cost and enhance turnaround time by setting up the local diesel engine production facility.

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