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Sharda Motor and Kinetic Green form JV company for Lithium‐ion Battery packs manufacturing

Sharda Motor Industries Limited (SMIL) and Kinetic Green Energy & Power Solutions Limited, a Kinetic Group company, have entered a joint venture (JV) agreement, to develop Battery Packs with Battery Management Systems (BMS) for electric Vehicles & stationery applications.

The JV company will undertake the design, development & assembly of lithium‐ion battery packs along with BMS. The focus of the company will be to develop battery packs for the rapidly growing electric vehicle market in India & other segments of energy storage applications.

According to the regulatory filing, the company has inked a technical collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India’s premier academic and research institution in India for the same. Under the technical collaboration agreement, the Centre for Battery Engineering and Electric Vehicle (CBEEV), the research and development centre of IIT Madras, will provide technology for Li‐ion battery energy storage for electric 2 wheelers, 3 wheelers and other small electric vehicles to the JV.

The technology developed at IIT Madras includes advanced thermal design to overcome adverse temperatures in India, mechanical designs to overcome vibrations due to varying road conditions, as well a Battery Management System designed by CBEEV IITM keeping in mind Indian road conditions.
 

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Electronics firms Foxconn, Flex, Jabil, Sanmina among 29 register under telecom PLI scheme

Global electronics manufacturing companies Foxconn, Flex, Jabil Circuit, Sanmina SCI are among 29 companies that have registered under the Rs 12,195 crore production linked incentive scheme for the telecom sector, according to an official source.

Another source said that Foxconn and its subsidiary Rising Stars Mobile have registered for the scheme separately with the project management agency of the scheme, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).

"Telecom PLI is seeing interest from all global major investors. Foxconn, Flex, Jabil Circuits, Sanmina SCI, Nokia and several companies have registered for it. Total 29 companies have registered for it till Wednesday. There is still about a week left for the deadline. We expect more companies to come," an official source told PTI.
 

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‘World’s cheapest wafer’ maker plans 2 GW Indian cell and wafer fab

U.S. business 1366 Technologies is looking for Indian module manufacturing partners as it plans to bring its ‘direct wafer’ production technique to the country. The company uses molten silicon to form wafers rather than sawing ingots, thus eliminating dust waste and speeding up the process.

U.S.-based wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies has confirmed plans for a 2 GW wafer and cell production facility in India. The unit is being planned under the Indian government’s production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme, which aims to drive deployment of every stage of the solar supply chain, from polysilicon to module manufacturing.

A spokesperson for the company told pv magazine it is exploring manufacturing opportunities for its ‘direct wafer' production process in India and the business said it is also seeking solar module partners.

“The Indian government has made domestic solar manufacturing a priority and our technology is particularly well suited for the Indian market,” said the 1366 spokesperson. “Direct wafer manufacturing can immediately deliver the lowest cost of electricity in a single-junction device for India’s utility market, and it underpins an economically feasible, high-efficiency, tandem product for global leadership.”

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The direct wafer process is a kerfless wafer technique, meaning it does not require silicon ingots to be sawn into wafers, a time-consuming process that wastes material as silicon dust. Instead, 1366’s technology forms wafers directly, using molten silicon.
The company claims its direct wafer process offers the world’s lowest wafer production cost, translating into cell and module competitiveness.

The direct wafer approach has long held big hopes for the industry and the company operates a demonstration facility in Bedford, Massachusetts, where most of its technological developments were achieved. One such was a 20.3% cell efficiency level recorded in August 2017 in a Q Cells Q.antum cell which incorporated passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) technology and 1366 wafers. That record, 1366 Tech said at the time, was achieved on a pilot line using standard processes seen in mass production.
 
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Reliance Industries is looking to buy Norwegian solar module maker REC Group as part of the oil refiner’s ₹75,000 crore push into clean energy

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is looking to buy Norwegian solar module maker REC Group as part of the oil refiner’s ₹75,000 crore push into clean energy, said two people aware of the development.
Chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani had announced plans to set up the Dhirubhai Ambani Green Energy Giga Complex on 5,000 acres in Jamnagar at the company’s annual general meeting last month. The complex will have an integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) module giga factory.
Norway’s REC Group has an annual solar panel production capacity of 1.8 gigawatts (GW) and has installed around 10GW capacity globally. REC, founded in 1996, has regional hubs in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
In an emailed response, a spokesperson for RIL declined to “comment on media speculation and rumours".
 

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Contract manufacturing platform Zetwerk triples its total revenue to Rs 949 Cr in FY21

Zetwerk Manufacturing Businesses Pvt Ltd
, a contract manufacturing platform, nearly tripled its total revenue to Rs 949 crore in FY2020-21, from Rs 360 crore for the same period last year.


The firm also claims to have reduced its net cash used from operations to Rs 80 crore from Rs 115 crore for the year ended March 2020, and also inched closer towards profitability as it narrowed its losses to 2 percent of the revenue compared to 8 percent, last year. Zetwerk claims to have an order book of Rs 4,500 crore as of today.

The Bengaluru-based firm supports companies to convert their digital designs — from pipes to aircrafts engine parts — into a physical forms. Zetwerk includes Tata Power, Tata Steel, and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation among its clients.

To date, the platform has partnered with more than 2,000 suppliers and delivered at least 1,000 projects across 15 countries including India, China, Saudi Arabia, and The Philippines.

Currently, the platform works across sectors such as oil and gas, consumer goods, renewal energy and electric vehicles. Apparel, defence, space and aerospace are a few new categories Zetwerk wants to foray into.

“In the consumer segment, Zetwerk is rapidly expanding its footprint across consumer electronics and apparel segments through aggressive customer acquisitions across ecommerce, modern retail, and D2C consumer brands. Today, more than 500 enterprise customers and several Fortune 500 organisations trust Zetwerk with their contract manufacturing requirements.
 

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OSAKA/TOKYO -- India is establishing itself as a global center for air conditioner production, thanks largely to government incentives that have spurred expansion by companies including Daikin Industries, a top player in the South Asian country.

New Delhi wants Daikin and its rivals to not only meet India's needs, but also use the country as an export base. India's diverse climate makes it an ideal test bed for technologies to meet the needs of emerging Asian and African economies set to drive demand for air conditioning in the coming years.

"We plan to start up our new plant by 2023 and increase our local procurement to almost 100%," said Yoshihiro Mineno, a senior executive officer at the Japanese company and head of its global operations division.


Daikin is investing around 15 billion yen ($136 million) for the plant in Andhra Pradesh, its third in India, which will roughly double annual production capacity to nearly 3 million air conditioners. The factory will turn out not only finished units, but also compressors, a core component, for use there and at Daikin's other Indian plants.

The manufacturer will expand test facilities at its research and development center in Rajasthan to accelerate the development of products designed to local specifications. The company also is setting up an office in Hyderabad to recruit experts in digital technology.

Local competitors are on the move as well. Voltas, a Tata Group company that is particularly strong in budget air conditioners, is considering building another plant in southern India. Compatriot Blue Star announced a 2.5 billion rupee ($33.6 million) expansion plan in March, while PG Electroplast looks to begin production within the year at a new facility in Maharashtra that cost more than 700 million rupees.

These moves come amid a government push to foster the country's air conditioning industry, with the goal of expanding production eightfold between 2019 and 2029 to 40 million units.

India in April approved a roughly $850 million subsidy program for home appliances including air conditioners, to boost domestic output and exports as well as promote component production. Eligible companies can receive incentives worth 4% to 6% of their sales growth for five years.

India also has enacted trade barriers to protect domestic industry, hiking its tariff on compressors to 15% from 7.5% and imposing a ban last year on imports of finished air conditioners with refrigerants.

Such policies encouraged Daikin's expansion in India, including its decision to make compressors at the Andhra Pradesh plant. The company benefited from land provided at virtually no cost by the government for its Rajasthan facility.

While both New Delhi and the private sector are focused on expanding production for now, the eventual goal is to make India an export hub to markets such as the Middle East and Africa. Global demand for air conditioning is set to triple over the next 30 years, according to the International Energy Agency.

Daikin estimates the local market for air conditioners at 300 billion yen, or roughly $2.7 billion, which would make it among the largest in Asia, behind only the likes of China and Japan. Yet fewer than 10% of Indian homes have AC units, and many of those that do purchased imports.

With this in mind, the government has made sales abroad a major element of its strategy, anticipating that the incentives will boost exports by 644 billion rupees, or about $8.7 billion, over five years.
 

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NEW DELHI: India’s solar cells and modules imports fell to $571.65 million in the last financial year from $2.16 billion and $1.68 billion in 2018-19 and 2019-20 respectively, union power and new and renewable energy minister Raj Kumar Singh told the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

To promote domestic manufacturing, India has imposed tariff and non-tariff barriers such as a safeguard duty on solar cells and modules imported from China and Malaysia. Wafers and ingots--building blocks for manufacturing solar cells and modules--are key to India’s ambitious clean energy plans.
 

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Chennai: India’s thrust for electric vehicles got a leg up with an unit inside IIT Madras developing motors and sub assemblies indigenously and signing agreements with manufacturers for commercial usage. The first of the motors with design details will be delivered on August 15.Centre for Battery Engineering and Electric Vehicles Research (C BEEV) has developed a range of motors and sub assemblies for commercial deployment.

“All e-vehicle makers now import motors and assemble them. We now have motors and sub assemblies fully designed and developed here,” said Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala of C BEEV. Contracts have been signed with two manufacturers Amber and Alpha Sine for supply of motor designs and sub assemblies, which will be used in e-rickshaws, e-autos and e-2wheelers. The EV eco system needs five broad ranges of products that are made indigenously.

Motors and sub assemblies, batteries, chargers, converters and monitoring and tracking devices. “As a nation we are getting ready on all the parameters with motors fully ready. The missing part is cell manufacturing. Even that should gain further momentum as the government has included cell manufacturing as part of the PLI Scheme (Production linked incentive scheme is an incentive package where a manufacturer gets fiscal incentives upon achieving targets),” Jhunjhunwala said.
 

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Indian solar cell and module makers may see difficult times ahead with no protection from imports till April next year.

Safeguard Duty (SGD), which was imposed on solar cells and module imports for the past two years, expired last month and the Basic Customs Duty (BCD), announced by the Centre, will kick in only after 9 months.


Sector executives feel this would exacerbate the problems of domestic manufacturers of solar cells and modules. But for solar project developers, it’s a boon as they would be able to import before the BCD is enforced.

“The 9-month duty-free period, with a ‘free for all’, gives a much-deserved breathing space to Indian solar developers. We can expect a huge uptake in imports of solar modules and equipment,” said Animesh Damani, managing partner, Artha Energy Sources. He said the industry may see a reduction of close to 15 per cent in solar tariffs, with more projects and new players entering the business.

In recent tenders, project developers have started quoting competitive tariffs in anticipation of taking advantage of the duty-free period by importing low-cost material.

There is a price difference of about 10-20 per cent between Indian and Chinese solar cells and modules. India imports close to 90 per cent of its solar cells and modules and nearly 80 per cent of this is from China. According to industry data, India has 3,100 Mw of cell manufacturing capacity and 9,000 Mw of module manufacturing capacity. India’s installed capacity of solar power stands at 39.08 Gw (including ground mounted and rooftop).
 

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This is not very significant but anything that reduces imports is a good news.


NEW DELHI, Aug. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimum Nutrition, the world's leading Sports Nutrition Powder brand and part of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, has been setting gold standards in sports nutrition for more than 30 years.

The last five years have seen the nutrition industry growing at a CAGR of over 20% in the region. The ongoing pandemic has further raised the significance of health and nutrition. Owing to this growing demand from the region, Optimum Nutrition will now be manufactured in India in collaboration with Tirupati Lifesciences.

India will be the third manufacturing location for the brand which is otherwise only produced in USA and UK for global distribution. Long term trends from India are driven by its vast youth population and growing investment from the middle class in health and nutrition.
 

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Objectively speaking, the performance of the manufacturing sector has been far from satisfactory.
 

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High time we need to work on independence on chip manufacturing.

Maruti has decided to reduce monthly production by MASSIVE 40% due to global chip shortage.

Mahindra is parking their cars in big parking spot and all cars are missing ECU. They are using few dummy ECU to Run the car to the parking and then take the ECU back to use in next lot.
 

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High time we need to work on independence on chip manufacturing.

Maruti has decided to reduce monthly production by MASSIVE 40% due to global chip shortage.

Mahindra is parking their cars in big parking spot and all cars are missing ECU. They are using few dummy ECU to Run the car to the parking and then take the ECU back to use in next lot.
True. Toyota is even cutting its global manufacturing to deal with the chip shortage. I think its part CCP effort to hold the world by their balls and part myopia by car makers themselves.
 

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Heavy steel forgings
for Pressurised Water Reactor program
"With the successful completion of this project, India has
now acquired the technological know-how and capability to manufacture forgings of thicknesses 350 mm to
750 mm essential to manufacturing of reactor pressure
vessel for pressurized water reactor program."

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Some interesting niche products from the shipbuilding industry.

1. 37 metre Aluminium patrol vessel

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Built by Marine Frontiers (Now MOC shipyard), Dharamtar, Maharashtra

2. Split hopper Barge for Adani

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Built by a small Udupi based shipyard named Waterways shipyard. Looks quite good for a small shipyard built vessel.

3. Solar yacht concept by NavAlt.

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The same folks who built our first solar ferry "Aditya''.
 

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Not sure of this particular equipment is made in india or not, but since company is India, posting it in this thread.
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Great to see @makeinindia med eqpt break into sophisticated US mkt @skanraytech
premium C Arm installed in more than 100 US hospitals in a short time Rewind 2020. Skanray & @cmdbel
produced 1st ventilators in India when Covid broke out Indian innovation scaling new heights

 

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