Projects Info | 27th April to 3rd May, 2009
Havells Neemrana plant in Rajasthan
The power equipment major Havells is expecting $ 200 million
of exports to Europe in the next five years from its new plant
in Neemrana. The plant, which has a manufacturing capacity
of 0.12HP to 300HP (extendable to 500HP), is planning to serve
the market in Europe and UK. The company is currently in the
process of restructuring the global operations to generate
efficiencies. It has consolidated entire compact fluorescent
lamps (CFL) manufacturing units into a single plant based
* ½ of the capacity to be exported to to Europe in
next five year.
* 200 million dollars exports to Europe are projected in next
* Focus market is Europe & UK.
* Production rates will be increase with the passage of time.
* Life of motors is at least 15 years.
* Sylvania exports – 70% to Europe and also having exports
in Latin America.
* Focus is to increase efficiency.
* Havells brands sales are having the capacity to increase
by 25% to 30% every year.
* Quality standard is same for both Indian and overseas market.
* Most of the production people are trained in Europe.
* Havells India ltd is registered with “Bachat Lamp
* 10, 000 burning hours are guaranteed in Havells CFL lights.
The standard to 10,000 burning hours is going to be mandatory
in India from September onwards this year.
* Havells is also involved in recycling process of CFL lights
* Havells invest 2.5% to 3% on R&D. 36 engineers are working
on R&D for lighting
100 engineers are working on switchgear technology
Half of the capacity to be exported to Europe in next five
years. Havells brands sales are having the capacity to increase
by 25 to 30 per cent every year, added Gupta. The company
also announced that it is in the process of consolidating
its global CFL manufacturing capacities making the Neemrana
plant the hub for all CFL manufacturing. The factory located
at RIICO, Neemrana is spread over 48 acres with the motor
manufacturing plant of the company having installed capacity
to produce around 20000 units per month making it the largest
motor manufacturing unit in the country. Havells India Limited
has invested close to Rs 150 crore to install this capacity
at the Neemrana plant. The size of the motors market in India
is around Rs 3500 crore and it finds applications in various
sectors such as power, steel, sugar, cement, paper, plastic,
etc. Anil Gupta said, “We have built up this capacity
in order to have a dominant presence in the motor segment
in the country. This will help us optimize costs and help
us create a single manufacturing hub and thereby build efficiencies
and maximize current production capacities during the economic
Anil Gupta, Joint Managing Director, Havells India Ltd