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AutoMotive - June 4, 2019

HARMAN develops automotive electronics manufacturing in Chakan (Pune), Maharashtra

350 Crores ($50 Million) funding will triple manufacturing and double plant headcount Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadvanis inaugurates Phase II of Chakan Plant.

HARMAN, an entirely owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., today introduced a diffusion to its automotive electronics manufacturing plant at Chakan, close to Pune, Maharashtra, in sync with the countrywide priority program of ‘Make in India’.

Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadvanis inaugurated the second one segment of the plant nowadays at the same time as marking this because of the first primary production funding via a pinnacle international agency, publish-2019 standard elections. CEO of National Institute for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), Shri. Amitabh Kant was additionally present in the event.

Established in 2014, presently, HARMAN’s Chakan (Pune) plant manufactures fairly state-of-the-art related automotive answers which include automobile infotainment gadgets for India’s domestic and global automobile clients.

After a very a hit launch of phase one, section II enlargement will triple its production ability by way of the yr 2021. HARMAN will installation four new world-magnificence SMT production/meeting traces, scaling from existing two to six strains, to satisfy the developing demands for progressive connected automobile answers globally.

In the subsequent three years, the production of Digital Cockpit Units (DCU) and Telematics Control Units (TCU) from the Chakan plant will increase from current 2,00,000 gadgets to over 25,00,000 devices annually – a steep 12-fold rise. HARMAN can even double its manufacturing unit headcount to approximately 800 personnel within the same term. The overall cost of this investment is 350 Crore (US$50m).

With this expansion, HARMAN might be able to manufacture fairly complex, custom designed related vehicle electronics answers for its big domestic and global clients which includes Maruti Suzuki, Daimler (Mercedes Benz), Volkswagen Group, TATA Motors, and Fiat Chrysler.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Devendra Fadvanis, Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, India, said “We welcome HARMAN’s new funding to boost production within the State of Maharashtra. Over the last 5 years, our authorities have had a relentless recognition on enhancing the convenience of doing enterprise in our State. We are excited to peer a large, worldwide organization like HARMAN taking advantage of our packages and operating closer to empowering the skilled personnel in India. Our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, often calls Pune – ‘Detroit of India’ – as we see large ability in the metropolis, for it to steer as the worldwide hub of automobile production.”

“We trust that the future of India’s financial system is dependent on the electricity and nature of our huge businesses, and I’m endorsed to the primary predominant funding through HARMAN, coming without delay after the general elections. Under our Hon’ble Prime Minister’s governance, India is ready on a high trajectory growth price via undertaking a series of structural reforms throughout sectors, so as to catalyze personal area investments and job advent. HARMAN’s statement nowadays is taking a definitive step within the proper path.” said Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.

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“HARMAN is the leading dealer of vital electronic structures to the globally linked automotive industry. Rapid development in India’s enterprise-pleasant guidelines and simplicity of doing business helped us make this investment choice. This large manufacturing enlargement is essentially in help of our growth plans and ‘Make in India’ vision. This is the main milestone for us and demonstrates our developing commitment to the country. We have already got over 9,000 global-elegance engineers and scientists at our R&D centers in Bangalore, Pune, and Delhi who are contributing to our worldwide boom. We are grateful for the support we’ve acquired from the country of Maharashtra.” said Dinesh C. Paliwal, President & CEO, HARMAN, who became gift at the floor-breaking ceremony these days.

HARMAN’s Chakan (Pune) plant has notched up many magnificent milestones in its operations, consisting of the highest level of Quality standards together with Certified and “A” ranked for VDA 6.3, IATF 16949, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ANSI ESD 20.20 and ISO Class 8. TATA Motors awarded HARMAN ‘Supplier of the Year 2014’ and Volkswagen has applauded the Chakan plant for ‘Quality Performance’ in 2017.

Chakan Plant is part of HARMAN’s international automobile manufacturing community, which unfolds throughout China, Hungary, Mexico, Brazil, and Germany.

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