Hella, the leading automotive supplier, has opened a new electronics plant in India. The new plant is located in Mehsana, which is to the north of Ahmedabad city in the state of Gujarat. The electronics products made at the new plant will cater to the growing demand for electronic components and strengthen proximity to its local customers. The new plant will initially make sensor solutions for accelerator pedal sensors and will gradually expand the range of products that it manufactures. In its first expansion phase, the plant will comprise a building area of around 5,000 square meters. In the long term, it will create up to 200 jobs. It will need investment to the tune of a lower-double-digit million euro figure.
“India is one of the largest and most promising automotive markets in the world,” said Hella CEO Dr Rolf Breidenbach. “The Indian market, therefore, plays an important strategic role for Hella . With the opening of a second electronics plant, we are reaffirming our commitment and laying the foundation for further profitable growth in one of the world’s fastest-growing regions.”
The formal opening of the new plant was attended by senior executives of the company, as well as eminent dignitaries from business and politics. Dr Naveen Gautam, who is a member of the Electronics Management Board and oversees Hella ‘s electronics business in India, said that when compared to development at the global level, vehicle production in India has grown significantly faster in recent years. It is also expected that key market trends like electrification and digitalization will lead to further increase in the demand for electronic solutions. Hella, by providing product solutions that have been developed specifically for the Indian market and by expanding its capacity, is now in a better position to meet demand.
Hella currently has over 1,500 employees spread across five locations in India, which include its facilities in Chennai, Coimbatore, Dhankot, Gurgaon and Pune.
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